Its better to have IDE for creating android application rather than using stand alone SDK . I have choosen andorid studio as IDE because it will be the official IDE by few months as android says.
First you need to download android SDK before installing android studio get it from here https://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/index.html?pkg=tools
After downloading unzip the archive and keep as its in a folder
Open a terminal window.
Type the following comments
- sudo apt-add-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install android-studio
after installing android studio
open terminal and go to the android studio folder. Probably in opt/android_studio
- cd opt/android_studio/bin
now your android studio will starts in menu go to
configure -> project defaults -> Project structure and then select the folder where you extracted the SDK , If you need install some additional packages prompt by android studio
then your ready to go with creating application by selecting new project , and for first time android studio will download and install some additional packages, sdk
Now you are ready to hit the android world 🙂