Adding the Android adb tool to the command line

If you need to use the adb tool that comes with the Android SDK, you can easily add it to the command line. This example is on OS X, but also works on different Linux distros such as Ubuntu. The adb executable is located in the /platform-tools folders, where is the path to here you installed (unzipped) the Android SDK. Open a terminal, and type echo $PATH. This is your systems PATH variable, containing a list of folders separated by

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Make Eclipse and Android Studio play nice with the same Android SDK

Are you using both Eclipse (ADT) and Android studio for developing Android apps? They both come with their own SDKs, and maintaining two SDKs separately can be quite painful. Here is how you set both IDE’s to use the same SDK. Create a new common SDK to be used by both IDE’s First, you have to set up a common SDK. You can either download a new SDK, or use the one that came with either Eclipse/ADT

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How to try out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich!

A couple or hours ago, the Galaxy Nexus was announced, along with Android 4.0. At the same time, the Android 4.0 SDK was released into the wild.  Here I will show you how to already get it up and running, so you can try it out, and start developing/adapting your Android apps for ICS. It will give you a nice “hands on” feeling for ICS The steps in this post is quite similar to the post I

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How to try out Android 3.0 - Honeycomb!

Earlier, I wrote a post on how you can try out the new Android Gingerbread (2.3), and now its Honeycombs turn! This process is very similar to the one regarding the Gingerbread, so I suggest you skim through that post. You can read more about whats new in Honeycom here. And here is more about the Honeycomb preview SDK itself. First, we need to open our Android SDK and AVD manager, and install the new Honeycomb packages: 1. Go

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How to try out the new Android 2.3 – Gingerbread!

As Google just recently announced the Nexus S from Samsung, which is running the new Android 2.3, known as Gingerbread, I wanted to have a look at the new OS for myself. Gingerbread comes with lots of new nice features and improvements, you can read about them here. Or you can watch the official video, to get a quick overview: Altough testing the OS in an AVD, does not compare to the real device in terms of speed and

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Slow Android Autocomplete in Eclipse Helios (3.6)

After creating a new Android development setup on my computer I noticed a huge delay in the autocomplete in Eclipse, when working with my apps. When trying to access certain objects functions with a dot, Eclipse freezes for a couple of seconds, before giving me the autocomplete options. This delay is very annoying, I found the solution, and I would now like to share it! You need to download some source files spesific to which Android API version you are

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Getting Started With Android – Setting Up The Development Environment

This is a walkthrough on how to get started developing android applications in windows with Eclipse. I will be using Windows 7 but the steps are similar in Vista and XP. This article assumes little prior knowledge about Android. The reason for using Eclipse is because there exists an Android development plug-in for Eclipse, which makes things easier for us developers. Also, Eclipse is a good and Open Source IDE. Eclipse can also be used for other languages such as

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