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Android SDK tools and ADT plugin updated

The Android SDK tools and ADT plugin for Eclipse have both been updated to version 12.  It looks like the big change in the SDK tools allow developers to use system images compiled for ARM v7 and x86 CPUs in the AVD manager and emulator, making consumer sales of Android on Intel hardware one step closer to reality.

The ADT plugin for Eclipse brings a bit more to the table.  In addition to supporting the new SDK tools revision, the ADT plugin now allows developers to have better control over APK file packaging, offers better previews and error messages, resize support and RelativeLayout drop support in the visual layout editor.

In short -- this means better tools for developers, making better apps for you and I.  Grab the new packages through the SDK manager and Eclipse.  For full instructions see the Android Developer website.

via: @retomeier; @droidxav

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • Maybe this has to do with Google TV??? Remember Google TV is running on Intel Atom.
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  • Does the plugin support Eclipse 3.7 (Indigo) now? My previous download didn't work on my new computer.
  • I don't think it's officially supported yet, but I've been using ADT 11 (updating to 12 now) with Indigo and haven't had any issues.
  • Was running SDK 11. Just stepped up to 12.
    Using Eclipse.
    Attempts to re-run exisiting test apps with emulator recived invalid command-line parameter: Files\Android\android-sdk\tools/emulator-arm.exe.
    Hint: use '@foo' to launch a virtual device named 'foo'.
    please use -help for more information Has anyone seen this? What do I need to do?
  • I have china made android cell phone with android Yunos 4.4.4. I want to install new rom. But I cannot enter fastboot mode. I pressed volume up, down buttons and power on, but it goes to test mode rather than feastboot mode. Please anyone can help me?