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Android Platform Setup - somewhat circuitous, but still easy

It's been a while since I have had to seriously use Java in a development application, but now that I plan to develop apps on my Atrix, I'm going to have to get back into it.

I just installed my Android environment on my Windows 7 laptop. The instructions from the Android website were somewhat difficult to follow given the number of utilities required and the order in which they ought to be installed. To save time from having to piece together to components in the right order from the Android site, here's what I did:

1. Downloaded and installed JDK (Java SE) 6 update 24 64-bit.

2. Downloaded and installed the Android SDK (installer_r10-windows.exe) from the Android website.

3. Under the Android SDK Manager, selected SDK Platform Android 2.2 (since this is what my Atrix has) and downloaded/installed.

4. Downloaded and extracted Eclipse Classic v3.6.2 (eclipse-SDK-3.6.2-win32-x86_64.zip).

5. Started Eclipse Classic, went to Help -> Install new software, and just followed the directions from the Android website on obtaining the ADT plugin from the Android repositories.

6. In Eclipse Classic, went to Window -> Preferences, and under the Android tab, set the path to the Android SDK.

Now, I'm off to hello world to get something running, or crashing, on my phone.

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