For beginners, SDK is required for android application developing and it is compose of built-in ADT (Android Developer Tools). After the arrival of Android 4.2 Jellybean, the SDK source is now made available for developers. Here you will get all downloads along with little knowledge on SDK with its components and features.
You might be wondering why the SDK is required and what’s its use? Well, the custom ROM you are getting for your Android smartphones and tablets are originated from SDK. Developers take the source of particular version of Android OS and develop custom ROM, rooting package and etc. Now for the new flavor, the SDK comes with features and plays a vital role to invent interesting stuffs by developers. The features include:
- The native RTL support in Jellybean 4.2 Jellybean includes different language such as Arabic, Persian and Hebrew. There are also various font styles such as Korean, Japanese, Thai, Indian, and Hebrew. These are writing systems that are included in fonts and as well as in characters.
- In entertainment point of view these supports external display for numerous attachments.
- There are lock screen widgets and the interactive screensaver dubbed as ‘Daydream’.
How to utilize SDK?
If the developer wants to test or develop the stuffs from Android 4.2 OS, then they have to download the same from SDK Manager. And the SDK is downloaded and from where we can make use of API libraries. Along with it, use developer tool that is required to build, test and debug apps. Moreover, SDK includes components like:
- Latest Android platform and with system image for emulator
- Android platform tools
- SDK tools
- Eclipse plus ADT plug-in
The ADT or SDK bundles are released for Windows, Linux and for Mac. The only thing is to go to the SDK page in developer.android.com and download required Bundle. User may also download the direct SDK tool for their PC. The system requirements include Eclipse IDE and that has JDT 6 plug-in along with ADT plug-in. It also has Eclipse 3.6.2 or higher version.
Windows XP/ Vista/ Windows 7 (32 bit or 64 bit, but for XP only 32 bit)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher (x86)
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean SDK ADT Bundle for Windows
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean SDK ADT Bundle for Mac