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Android SDK vs Android Studio: What are the differences?

Android SDK: An SDK that provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android. Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment; Android Studio: Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready.

Android SDK belongs to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack, while Android Studio can be primarily classified under "Integrated Development Environment".

"Android development" is the primary reason why developers consider Android SDK over the competitors, whereas "Android studio is a great tool, getting better and bet " was stated as the key factor in picking Android Studio.

Google, Instacart, and Slack are some of the popular companies that use Android SDK, whereas Android Studio is used by Google, Lyft, and 9GAG. Android SDK has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1084 company stacks & 907 developers stacks; compared to Android Studio, which is listed in 928 company stacks and 692 developer stacks.

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What is Android SDK?

Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment.

What is Android Studio?

Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready.
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    What are some alternatives to Android SDK and Android Studio?
    Ionic
    Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain JavaScript.
    React Native
    React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
    Flutter
    Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
    Xamarin
    Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
    Corona SDK
    It is a cross-platform framework ideal for rapidly creating apps and games for mobile devices and desktop systems. It builds rich mobile apps for iOS, Android, Kindle and Nook. Build high quality mobile apps in a fraction of the time.
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    Reviews of Android SDK and Android Studio
    Review ofAndroid StudioAndroid Studio
    1. It is pretty neat and stable. I find very few issues with it.

    2. This software provides a good base or platform on building apps and has great features.

    3. I prefer this software since it gives me more options in building my app and has no restrictions.

    How developers use Android SDK and Android Studio
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    Instacart uses Android SDKAndroid SDK

    So we very, very early on, we were iOS only, then we thought, well we’re missing out on half of the market. We need to add Android. So we had a friend of ours start working on the Android app, and I had to build the API for him, but I was having a really hard time doing that because I didn’t know what he needed exactly, so I built the first version of the web store over the weekend because I wanted to have a client to consume myself for the API I was building.

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    papaver uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

    mainly use for building and debugging android projects. used it to test builds out of both unity and ionic. used the plugin version back in the day when i was developing the android app at my startup.

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    Ana Phi Sancho uses Android SDKAndroid SDK

    Self taught : acquired knowledge or skill on one's own initiative. Unity and app compatible porposes : software development kit that enables developers to create applications for the Android platform.

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    Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses Android SDKAndroid SDK

    The Android SDK is the key-component of all Android-based development and had to be included in this stack for sure. We work with the SDK through IntelliJ IDEA and the command-line.

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    papaver uses Android SDKAndroid SDK

    last time i used the android sdk was converting the tiktok app to ios. what a mess it was back then. the developer nature of the sdk was apparent vs apples offering.

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    Grupo Gamma Peninsular, SA de CV uses Android SDKAndroid SDK

    Uso del Android SDK para el desarrollo de aplicaciones para Android con geolocalización, multimedia y almacenamiento en la base de datos.

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    Antoine Praet uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

    Android Mobile Application is partially developed with Android Studio (UI Component only) The core is developed with Xamarin.

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    Promethean TV uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

    PrometheanTV provides SDKs for Android devices and utilizes the Android Studio DE for development and testing purposes.

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    MadElf1337 uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

    Android studio is the best platform for app development & screwing around with the code Also very user-friendly

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    Nick De Cooman uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

    Experience with Android Studio in the context of Android Development. Mostly using Genymotion as main emulator.

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