Before You Begin

In this section, you’ll set up your computer for use with this book. Google frequently updates the Android™ development tools, so before reading this section, check the book’s website

to see if we’ve posted an updated version of this Before You Begin section.

Software and Hardware System Requirements

To develop Android apps, you need a Windows®, Linux® or Mac® OS X® system. To view the latest operating-system requirements visit

and scroll down to the System Requirements heading. We developed the apps in this book using the following software:

• Java SE 7 Software Development Kit

• Android Studio 1.4 Integrated Development Environment ...

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