The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android. If used properly, the SDK, together with Eclipse (the officially supported IDE) and JDK (Java Development Kit) is able to deliver state-of-the-art software for Android devices.
The package bundles a decent set of libraries and development tools to assist programmers in building and testing applications. However, a more complete solution, bent on helping new or less experienced Android developers, is the ADT Bundle. The latter comprehends a more generous collection of utilities, including Eclipse, Android Platform Tools and the latest Android system image.
- Eclipse + ADT plugin.
- Android SDK Tools.
- Android Platform-tools.
- The latest Android platform.
- The latest Android system image for the emulator.