Android SDK Overview

What is Android SDK?

Android SDK is the software development kit for developers who want to build applications for Android platform devices. The kit contains all the tools that a developer would require to create, test and debug their Android apps.

Android SDK is open-source, easy to install and use, and is compatible with all operating systems (Linux, Windows, and Mac OS).

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Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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It helps fast development and debugging.

What other advice do I have?

For strictly native applications, use Android. For an application easily deployable on any platform like iOS or Windows, look for the PhoneGap solution.
it_user1158
Developer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
Best in class open source mobile app development platform

What other advice do I have?

A very good mobile app development platform with support for developing on various platforms like Wiindows, Linux, Mac, etc. Very good support for integrating 3rd party libraries. Development of apps based on camera, location, maps, etc. requires an actual device to test the app and the supplied emulator cannot be relied on completely.
it_user1149
Developer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Vendor
Open source, flexible, and Java is a great combo, but the end the application is what matters and the application rendering is a bit slower in my personal experiences.

What other advice do I have?

Google provides a comprehensive guide to ease the development of apps in Android. Due to the support from Google, and the fact that the Android app development can be undertaken anywhere, it's open source platform has contributed toward the immense success of Android. Although iPhone offers a lot of development tools, the freedom offered by Android is virtually unmatched. Almost the entire source code of Android is available to the developers, and they can manipulate it as they wish.
ITCS user
Infrastructure Expert at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
Google has excellent platform support for their developers.

What other advice do I have?

I give the Android SDK 1 star higher than the iOS SDK for its incredible multi-platform support. You can develop on Mac, Windows, and Linux. This is mostly because of the Java based code that the apps are coded in, but it is what it is.
it_user1044
Developer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Vendor
Revolutionary development with Android SDK

What other advice do I have?

Being an Android developer this SDK platform will continue to grow as the developer community invests in it. The major benefit is that it is an open source which simply extends to cutting edge technologies as they show up.
it_user1011
Manager of Data Center at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
Vendor
The Future of Mobile Application development tools

What other advice do I have?

The development environment is user friendly with options like Eclipse, command line, and other IDE, where one can easily develop, debug, and test an application before deploying it. Android SDK gives access to everything you need in programming mobile device capabilities.
it_user981
Manager of Development at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Vendor
Reliable and Flexible platform for building simple mobile apps

What other advice do I have?

I have managed development of various Android applications over the past couple of years.
it_user1005
Developer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
Easy and for any new developers

Valuable Features:

Simple Best Wide range of resources available(code, snippets, examples, samples, blogs...etc) Easy for any new Coders Efficient

Room for Improvement:

UI needs to improve, feel since I come from microsoft RAD developer environment
it_user978
Developer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Vendor
Very good SDK

Valuable Features:

Best SDK Can program in java IDE support Simulator support

Room for Improvement:

Nothing

Other Advice:

I am an android developer.