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Tutorial: Installing Google Android SDK 1.0 On Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop

Ufortunately, the Ubuntu 8.04 repositories only have a package for Eclipse 3.2 - therefore we must install Eclipse manually

This guide explains how you can install the Google Android SDK 1.0 on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop. With this stable release of the Android SDK, you can now develop applications for Android smartphones (like T-Mobile's G1) and offer them on the Android Market.

The Android SDK 1.0 requires Eclipse 3.3 or 3.4. Ufortunately, the Ubuntu 8.04 repositories only have a package for Eclipse 3.2 - therefore we must install Eclipse manually.

Open a browser and go to http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/. Select one of the Java, Java EE, or RCP versions of Eclipse. I've chosen the Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers for Linux 32bit (select Linux 64bit if you're on an x86_64 system):

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