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 ...