The Android OS is becoming a very popular operating system for mobile phones. The marketshare of Android phone is quickly increasing and every cell phone carrier now has at least one Android phone in their lineup. Every cell phone manufacturer is also jumping on the bandwagon. The number of apps available for Android phones is now over 20,000.
If you are interested in creating your own applications for either personal use or for profit you will need the right tools. One of the first things you need is to Install Android SDK on your computer. This will show you the exact steps needed along with the different software required.
How to Install Android SDK with Eclipse
The Following are the steps to install android 2.0.1 SDK into eclipse for the first time if you want to start to develop Android apps.
1) Install java 6 SDK from the java website. If you already have a SDK installed make sure it is at least java 5 SDK
2) Install Eclipse Classic 3.5 from the downloads section of the eclipse website. If you already have eclipse installed make sure it is at least eclipse 3.4
3) Download the latest andorid SDK from the android developer website. Unzip the package to a location that you will remember and not delete. Then add this location to your System Path.
4) Install the ADT plugin for eclipse with the following instructions. From the Android Developer website
5) Use the AVD manager to download latest documentation and other SDK's you would like to support 6) Start a new Android Project and start programming your Application
You can find all of the links along with the steps in the link in the signature box.
Good luck and have fun!