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Mastering Android Studio 3 by Kyle Mew

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The Android SDK

Technically speaking, it is quite possible to describe the Software Development Kit(SDK) as not being a part of Android Studio, as it is used by other IDEs. However, the IDE would be useless without it, and now is as good a time as any to take a quick look at it and its manager.

The Android SDK is a huge collection of APIs, consisting of Java classes and interfaces organized into complex but logical hierarchies along with other utilities, such as USB drivers and hardware accelerators.

The SDK and its components update far more frequently than the operating system itself, a setup that users should be blissfully unaware of. Android users think in terms of Lollipop or Honeycomb; as developers, we see the Android world in terms ...

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