Generally to build applications for Android we should have Java Development Kit (JDK), Android SDK, and a development environment.
The Android SDK is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems to build android applications based on our requirements.
We can set up an Android development environment using the following two ways
- Setup Eclipse IDE Manually (Depreciated)
- Android Studio
Initially, Google supported a Manual Eclipse IDE Setup for android development environment by downloading required components like Eclipse IDE, Android SDK, Java Development Kit (JDK), etc. from official site. Afterward, Google introduced a component called Android Studio to make the environment setup process simple.
By using the Android Studio bundle we can easily set up android development environment in any operating system to implement android applications.
Android Studio is a combination of the following components to allow users to implement android applications.
- Eclipse IDE
- Android SDK
- Android Virtual Device
- Eclipse Plugin
By downloading Android Studio directly from the Google website to set up we can easily set up development environment.
Check the following article to know more details about setting up the android development environment to implement required apps using Android Studio.