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How do I know which Android SDK packages to install?

Installing Android Studio or the Android SDK Manager doesn't automatically set your environment up for you, but it gets you on the right path. While individual needs may vary, the following packages are generally what you will want for building Android apps with NativeScript:

Consult the docs for version requirements of all packages below.

Android SDK Platforms

  • Android SDK Platform

SDK Tools

  • Android SDK Build-Tools
  • Android SDK Platform Tools
  • Android SDK Tools
  • (Optional) Android Emulator (see how to setup and manage your Android emulators)
  • (Optional - macOS only) Intel x86 Emulator Accelerator

SDK Tools > Support Repository

  • Android Support Repository
  • Google Repository


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