Android is a software platform and operating system for mobile devices. It based on linux kernal and it written on Java language but not use JVM to execute the applications.
Here are the requirements to setup Android in your machine.
- Any Operating system
- Android SDK
- Java Development Kit
- Eclipse IDE (Optional, but has lot of advantages)
Here are the steps that you want to follow.
First you have to download the appropriate Android SDK from http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html here.
Its free and anyone can download it. After downloading unzip it and install it.
Now you will get the Android SDK Manager.
To get the full benefit go to Available packages and install the Third party add-ons . It includes the Google APIs.
In order to run your apps you want to set the Android Path in Environment variable.
For an Example:
suppose we have Java path and Android path. So PATH variable look like this
PATH = C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_19\bin;C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk-windows\tools
Now Every thing is set. But to develop applications you need Eclipse IDE. You can use any IDEs that support Java. But using eclipse you can get the lots of benefits.
Download Eclipse in here ---> http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/
Goto Help --> Install New Software
Enter 'ADT Plugin' for the Name and enter '
Now you can create any Android application in your computer.