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How to Install Android?

Given below is the step by step installation procedure of android 
System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows XP (32-bit), Vista (32- or 64-bit), or Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit)
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later (x86 only)
  • Linux (tested on Linux Ubuntu Hardy Heron)

Supported IDE

Eclipse 3.4 (Ganymede) or 3.5 (Galileo) both are supported

Installation process
(1) Downloading the Eclipse
first if you don’t have you need to download the eclipse from
(2) Installing JDK and Jre
Install JDK or Jre it is good to install both so that you can run the java code.
(3) Download and Install Android starter Package
Now you need to download and install the  Android SDK starter package to download it goto URL
and download the respective package according to your pc or laptop operating system after finished with download now install the SDK, simply unpack the starter package to a safe location and then add the location to your PATH, in other words extract the starter package at the location where eclipse resides.
(4) Install the ADT Plugin for Eclipse
As you are developing in Eclipse,so open your eclipse and click on the “help” menu then select “Install New Software” then press the “add” button on the right side,basically this button is to add the site,now it will ask you about the name give any name to the site and for location enter then click “next” , after some time screen will display a checkbox written with developer tools check this box and click next after some time you are finished with the installation of ADT(Android Development Toolkit), now restart Eclipse, and click on window menu then click “preferences” now click android and in SDK location give the location where you extracted the android.
(5)Set up AVD(Android virtual machine)
Now click the fourth icon from the left on the eclipse screen now create an AVD , now onwards you are finished with the installation of android and can work on it.


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