How do you install the Android SDK in Delphi XE8?
The Android SDK is not installed completely after you’ve installed Delphi XE8, as it was in previous Delphi versions. This has something to with the licensing terms, or whatever, but it is quite easy to get the Android SDK up and running.
The best and easiest way is this one:
- create a new empty multi-device application from the Delphi IDE
- in the project manager activate Android as a target platform
- then hit Project | Build
The Delphi IDE will ask you
“Android SDK tools are required. Do you want to download and install Android SDK tools automatically?”.
As an alternative method you could use the Android SDK manager to install the required packages manually, but this requires you to select all the correct packages manually.