Installing the Xamarin suite

In order to develop Android applications using C#, we have to set up our Android development environment, and more specifically, we have to install Xamarin Suite. This first recipe will show you how.

Getting ready

Xamarin Studio is available for the Mac and Windows operating systems and does not have a set of minimum hardware requirement to match. However, the technologies embedded in Xamarin Studio, such as the Android SDK, do have minimum requirements as follows:

  • Operating system:
    • Windows XP (32-bit), Vista (32- or 64-bit), 7 (32- or 64-bit), 8 (32- or 64-bit)
    • Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later (x86 only—Intel chips)
  • Hardware requirements:
    • 600 MB of available space and an additional 100MB per platform (iOS, Android, Windows)
    • This ...

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