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Can't find Android SDK Manager

I am trying to install the GDK and have been told to go to "Window > Android SDK Manager". However I can not find this in the drop down menu. I am using the latest version of Eclipse. Should I be using Android Studio?

Simone Galimberti
Simone Galimberti
3,054 Points

I personally use Android Studio.....it seems better (to me) and I recommend it

Okay. Thanks.

1 Answer

Ben Junya
Ben Junya
12,365 Points

Hey Tom,

I'm a Glass developer too, and I use the GDK almost every day. I prefer to use Eclipse for Glass development and Android Studio for Android Development.

I've run into a handful of problems with Android Studio, especially with compiling and attempting to run directly onto the device, from malformed manifest build errors, to incorrect deprecated imports, it can be a real big mess trying to get the GDK working on Android Studio. They just released Android Studio Beta, which I personally haven't tried for Glass, but I use it extensively for Android.

To get the GDK installed on Eclipse, make sure you're looking under Android 4.4.2 API 19 in the SDK manager, as Glass only goes as high as this. Keep in mind that the GDK is a preview, and will be subject to change, as it's already changed 2-3 times while I've been developing for it with new features like contextual "ok glass" commands, to removing video streaming :(.

Good luck! Let me know how your development endeavors go.