Android L and Android Wear SDKs are now available for download


Just as Google promised at the Google I/O keynote yesterday, the Android L and Android Wear SDKs are now available for developers to download and start tinkering with. To access these, just open your SDK manager, and you should find both of them ready to download immediately.

For those who aren’t so technically inclined, the Android software development kit (SDK) is a tool (actually, lots of tools) that help developers create applications for Android. It includes a debugger, libraries, a handset emulator, sample code, tutorials, and more – and now that full Android L and Android Wear SDKs are available, developers can make sure that their apps are compatible with the newest version of Android once it’s released later this year, and even begin working on new features that take advantage of Android L’s 5000 new APIs.

You might remember that the Android Wear SDK was released as a preview several months ago, but this release will give developers more resources to make sure their apps will work with the upcoming round of wearables that will hit the market soon. We are also expecting preview factory images of Android L for the Nexus 5 and 2013 Nexus 7, as well, so we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as they are available.

[Android Developers via Android Police]
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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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