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Android SDK Add-Ons

by Peter.

I’m very happy with avd and plan to continue improving it, but I though it would be worth pointing out the many of the device manufacturers actually have SDK add-ons that provide skins and device profiles like avd does. Of course, theirs tend to be locked behind screenfulls of legalese, but hey, what can you do?

In no particular order:

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
  • Google APIs – Ok, this is actually available from the SDK Manager by default but it’s worth pointing out that it’s technically an add-on.
  • Most Motorola devices – Among others there are profiles for the Milestone, Droid X, and Droid 2 but not for the original Droid.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab – Props to Samsung for supporting the actual add-on site functionality: there’s no need to manually download zips and such. By Samsung, why is it  impossible to find any mention of Android on your developer site? What about your nice Galaxy S phone?