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Try Android 2.0 on Windows PC

Google has released the Android 2.0 SDK as of October 27th, 2009. We know how eager everyone has been to get their hands on Android 2.0, so we have decided to write up instructions so that anyone may download and install the SDK, then create and run an emulator instance.

1) Download appropriate file for your system from http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

2) Extract to desired location

3) Run “SDK Setup.exe” (or the equivalent for your system)

a.       If you receive an error message stating “Failed to fetch url…” then you will have to force the Setup program to use http in lieu of https.
i.      Close the “Refresh Sources” window
ii.      Cancel the “Choose Packages to Install” window
iii.      Select “Settings” from the left side of the “Android SDK and AVD Manager” window
iv.      Check the box labeled “Force https://… sources to be fetched using http://…”
v.      Click “Save and Apply”
vi.      Close and restart the SDK Setup program

4) Choose the packages that you wish install

a.       If you are only interested in trying out the Android 2.0 Emulator
i.      Reject everything except “SDK Platform Android 2.0. API 5, revision 1” by selecting each item then selecting the Reject option
b.      If you plan to develop Android applications and Games, you may wish to Accept All
c.       Click “Install Selected”

5) Allow the selected packages to download and install then close the “Installing Archives” window


6) Create a new Android Virtual Device (AVD)


a.       Select “Virtual Devices” from the left side of the “Android SDK and AVD Manager” window
i.      Click “New”
ii.      Enter a Name
iii.      Choose a Target
iv.      Enter a size for the emulated SD Card
v.      Choose a Skin
1.      To emulate current hardware such as the G1, MyTouch 3G, Hero, etc…
a.       Leave the default value
2.      To emulate the Motorola Droid
a.       Choose WVGA 854
3.      To emulate other devices
a.       Choose anything else
vi.      Click “Create AVD”

7)      Start your newly created Virtual Device

a.       Choose the Virtual Device from the list
b.      Click “Start…”
c.       Click “Launch”
8)      Allow copious time for Emulator to start up
Enjoy..

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