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From riknoll <...@git.apache.org>
Subject [GitHub] cordova-docs pull request: CB-10332 Android Guide Improvements
Date Wed, 03 Feb 2016 22:49:13 GMT
Github user riknoll commented on a diff in the pull request:

    https://github.com/apache/cordova-docs/pull/471#discussion_r51801334
  
    --- Diff: www/docs/en/dev/guide/platforms/android/index.md ---
    @@ -32,276 +32,152 @@ development. For a comparison of the two development paths, see
the
     
     ## Requirements and Support
     
    +### Java Development Kit (JDK)
    +
    +Install [Java Development Kit (JDK) 7](http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk7-downloads-1880260.html)
    +or later.
    +
    +When installing on Windows you also need to set `JAVA_HOME` Environment Variable
    +according to JDK installation path (for example, `C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_75`).
    +
    +### Android SDK
    +
     Cordova for Android requires the Android SDK which could be installed
     on OS X, Linux or Windows operation system. See the Android SDK's
     [System Requirements](http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html#Requirements).
    -
    -Cordova supports Android 4.0.x (starting with Android API level 14)
    -and higher.  As a general rule, Android versions become unsupported by Cordova as
    +Cordova's latest Android package supports up to Android [API-Level](http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/manifest/uses-sdk-element.html#ApiLevels)
23.
    +The supported Android API-Levels for the past few cordova-android releases can
    +be found in this table:
    +
    +cordova-android Version | Supported Android API-Levels
    +------------------------|-----------------------------
    +5.X.X                   | 14 - 23
    +4.1.X                   | 14 - 22
    +4.0.X                   | 10 - 22
    +3.7.X                   | 10 - 21
    +
    +Please note that the versions listed here are for Cordova's Android package,
    +[cordova-android](https://github.com/apache/cordova-android), and not for the
    +Cordova CLI. To determine what version of Cordova's Android package is installed
    +in your Cordova project, run the command `cordova platform ls` in the directory
    +that holds your project.
    +
    +As a general rule, Android versions become unsupported by Cordova as
     they dip below 5% on Google's
     [distribution dashboard](http://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html).
    -Android versions earlier than API level 10, and the 3.x versions (Honeycomb,
    -API levels 11-13) fall significantly below that 5% threshold.
    -
    -## Install Cordova Shell Tools
    -
    -If you want to use Cordova's Android-centered shell tools in
    -conjunction with the SDK, download Cordova from
    -[cordova.apache.org](http://cordova.apache.org). Otherwise ignore this
    -section if you plan to use the cross-platform CLI tool described in
    -[The Command-Line Interface](../../cli/index.html).
     
    -The Cordova download contains separate archives for each platform. Be
    -sure to expand the appropriate archive, `android` in this case, within
    -an empty directory.  The relevant executible utilities are available
    -in the top-level `bin` directory. (Consult the __README__ file if
    -necessary for more detailed directions.)
    +#### Installing the Android SDK
     
    -These shell tools allow you to create, build, and run Android apps.
    -For information on the additional command-line interface that enables
    -plugin features across all platforms, see Using Plugman to Manage
    -Plugins. See Application Plugins for details on how to develop
    -plugins.
    -
    -## Install the Java Development Kit (JDK)
    -
    -Install [Java Development Kit (JDK) 7](http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk7-downloads-1880260.html)
    -or later. 
    -
    -When installing on Windows you also need to set `JAVA_HOME` Environment Variable
    -according to JDK installation path (for example, C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_75).
    -
    -## Install the Android SDK
    -
    -Install the [Android Stand-alone SDK Tools](http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/index.html?pkg=tools)
or [Android Studio](http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/index.html?pkg=studio). Procceed
with `Android Studio` if you plan 
    +Install the [Android Stand-alone SDK Tools](http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/index.html?pkg=tools)
or [Android Studio](http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/index.html?pkg=studio).
    +Proceed with Android Studio if you plan on
     developing new Cordova for Android plugins or using native tools to
    --- End diff --
    
    For some reason this article says "Cordova for Android" all over the place and so I kept
that up. This sentence was referring to plugins. Android Studio can be used with apps, but
 I think the better use case is with plugins.


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