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Installation for Windows

Ok I think it's different for Windows.

1st: When Ben says click on download the SDK bundle, I get instead "Download Android Studios for Windows".

2nd: When tying the Eclipse stuff to Android Studio, I can't find anything like that. I start Android Studio, and it just gives me the quick start menu/screen.

3rd: When Ben clicks on ADT-> new Android appliactions. I don't get anything like that, it's just the same old stuff pretty much as exactly before.

4th: There is no sign of Eclipse in what I've downloaded except in the compiler settings

Anyways, if anyone can help and tell me where I'm going wrong that would be great. Although I've got an inkling saying that it's something very simple

2 Answers

Eric Michaud
Eric Michaud
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In the video, Ben is using the ADT Bundle, which comes with the Android SDK and a version of Eclipse (a popular IDE that can be used to make programs in many languages) with a special plugin. Now Google has released a new development environment called Android Studio, which no longer uses Eclipse. The tutorial was made before Android Studio was released, hence the use of the ADT Bundle. You can still download the ADT Bundle if you want but I prefer Android Studio and there are very few differences.

If your going to use Android Studio, most of the setup required in that video does not have to be done. Just skip to where he makes the new project and click "Create new project" in the quick start window.

Thanks. In the video though, Ben opens up a new Android Application Project. In Android Studio, it's just a normal looking project and there's no option for a new Android Application Project. What's up with that?