The Galaxy S6 Edge, Huawei Watch, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Moto E 2015 and Xperia M4 Aqua all have gotten new forums here at XDA. If you want the latest and greatest in hardware as of now, the Galaxy S6 Edge's top-tier processor, memory, and camera will most likely fulfill your everyday needs with blazing speed, and extra screen-space to boot. Huawei seems to have nailed the smartwatch with their new Huawei Watch, a classy-looking but also durable and powerful Android Wear...
Quick Guide to Set up Build Environment on Ubuntu
Not too long ago, we covered a pair of guides by XDA Recognized Contributor matt95 aimed UnRUUing and decrypting HTC Rom Update Utilities. As it turns out, these guides aren’t the only contributions matt95 has made to the community.
Matt95 has also penned a simple guide meant to get future developers started quickly and easily with a Ubuntu-based build environment. If you’re been putting off learning Android development because you don’t have the requisite software installed, this guide may come in handy. The guide itself was written with Ubuntu 13.04 in mind, but the steps are nearly identical on other versions of the OS and still relatively similar on other Linux distributions.
Matt95’s guide starts with the extreme basics (i.e. installing Ubuntu). After the OS is loaded, matt95 covers the software needed for the developer environment, as well as how to install it. This includes tools such as JDK, GNU Make, Python, Git, the Android SDK, and additional packages.
If you’re looking to get started with development, make your way over to the guide thread to learn more.
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