Chapter    1

Introducing Android Studio

This chapter walks you through installing and setting up your development environment so you can follow the examples and labs in this book. First, you will install an essential prerequisite component called the Java Development Kit (JDK). Then you will download and install Android Studio as well as the Android Software Development Kit (SDK), which is a suite of software tools required to build Android apps. We will show you how to use the New Project Wizard to create a simple project called HelloWorld. Last, we will show you how to establish a connection to both an Android Virtual Device (AVD) and a physical Android device. By the end of this chapter, you will have everything you need to start developing ...

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