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Google makes Android SDKs available on DVD for offline use
Now more than ever, Google is focusing on getting more of their products into the hands of users in developing markets. Take for example, Android One. The program is based on getting sub-$150 handsets to people in the world who wouldn’t normally have access to them, let alone be able to afford them. With the expansion of Android One around the world, there are going to be more developers wanting to make products using the Android SDK.
Sure, the SDK is available online, but what happens if you don’t have a trustworthy or fast enough internet connection? Google now has you covered, as they’re releasing the Android SDK and more on DVD.
If you’re interested in getting the kit for yourself, simply get in contact with your local Google Developer Group. They’ll ship you a kit that includes a total of 30GB worth of information, including YouTube videos, Cloud Platform documentation, and much more. Here’s the list of everything that’s included in kit:
- The Google Cloud Platform docs from https://developers.google.com/cloud, including the SDKs (Software Development Kits) for App Engine
- The entire Android Website : http://developer.android.com including Android SDKs and Android Studio installs
- Material Design docs from http://google.com/design
- Web Fundamentals documentation from http://developers.google.com/web
- Videos on Google Cloud Platform development from Google Developers YouTube channel
- Videos on Android development from Google Developers YouTube channel
- The entire I/O Dev Bytes Series
- Full Google Udacity course videos (Android, App Engine, HTML5 games, UX, Mobile Web)
- Google I/O 2014 Design Track videos
Google making the Android SDK available for offline use is absolutely a step in the right direction, as more and more developers in regions with slower internet or low data caps will need access to it in the future. Now it should be pretty easy for people all around the world to get their hands on the SDK.