The Android SDK is composed of modular packages that you can download separately using the Android SDK Manager. For example, when the SDK Tools are updated or a new version of the Android platform is released, you can use the SDK Manager to quickly download them to your environment. Simply follow the procedures described in Adding Platforms and Packages.

What's New:
  • When creating an AVD with avdmanager, it is no longer necessary to specify --tag if the package specified by --package only contains a single image (as is the case for all images currently distributed by Google).


There are several different packages available for the Android SDK. The table below describes most of the available packages and where they're located once you download them. Learn more.