Android SDK/ADT updated to r17

Google has released Android SDK r17 and ADT 17.0.0. There looks to be several interesting new features, including:

  • New Android Lint checks, including checking for API calls higher than the minSdkVersion in your project manifest.
  • The ability to suppress Lint warnings in both Java code and XML resources.
  • Emulator support for hardware accelerated graphics and virtualization mode for x86 system images
  • Live network usage display in DDMS.

You need to upgrade the SDK and the ADT in parallel for this release of the tools. Also, JDK 6 is now required, and the ADT plugin needs Eclipse 3.6.2 or later.

Published March 22, 2012