The Android SDK is composed of a debugger, Android libraries, a device emulator, documentation, sample code, and tutorials. You can't develop Android apps without the Android SDK.
To download the Android SDK, follow these steps:
I recommend extracting /Library/android on Mac OS X because I reference this location later in this chapter.
You've just downloaded the Android SDK.
The Android SDK and AVD Manager dialog box opens.
For the purposes of this book, select version 3.0, as shown in Figure 4-3. At this writing, 3.0 is the latest and greatest version of Android. Check the boxes for the documentation and samples that correspond with Android version 3.0 (API 11).
Every time a new version of the Android OS is released, Google also ...