Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

Android Build a Simple Android App (2014) Getting Started with Android Setting Up an Android Development Environment for Windows

Did anyone else take a long time to extract the Android files after download?

I just purchased a basic but new laptop to take treehouse classes and I am having a HECK of a time downloading (in Explorer) and now extracting Android files. Is it just me? help!

Yeah, it took a bit for me. Downloading will vary depending on your internet connection. Is the extraction done now or are you still waiting? Once your done setting up the development the only other thing that will take time is starting up the emulated android device.

Josh Gold
Josh Gold
12,207 Points

Hello Javaughn, Yes it took a long time for me also to download and extract. I don't remember how long exactly, maybe one or two hours. The download is 817 megabytes. It's a large program!