Android Development 26

Android Development Tutorial 26Today I’ll show a guaranteed way to install the New Android Development Tools on both Windows and OS X. I’ll also cover how to install the New Samsung Mobile SDK and show you how to enter to win either a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, or 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Gear Watches.

I have the step-by-step directions for installing the ADT below on Windows. I have those same directions here for Installing the Google ADT on Mac.

If you would like others to have a chance to win one of these Great prizes, feel free to share [googleplusone]

Enter to Win a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, or 1 of 3 Galaxy Gear Watches

Now anyone can enter to win one of these 4 Great prizes, thanks to the Samsung Smart App Challenge. Just follow these steps :

1. Sign up for a Free Samsung Developer Account

2. Come back to my site and in the comments section below, tell me what it would mean to you if you won one of these prizes.

3. Don’t forget to check out the Samsung Smart App Challenge, which is giving away $1,100,000 in prizes!

Install Google ADT and Samsung Mobile SDK on Windows

Installing the new Google Android Developer Tools on Windows is pretty simple. You basically just have to follow the directions provided by Google exactly:

1. If you only have Java 1.7 on your computer, open the Control Panel and delete it

2. Go to this address and download the Java SE Development Kit 6u45 (You may need to create a free Oracle Account )

3. Install the JDK you downloaded

4. Open the Command Prompt and type in java -version ( If you see Java 1.6 you are done with the Java installation )

5. Download and Install the Google ADT

6. To install the Samsung mobile SDK, click Help -> Install New Software

7. Click the Add button next to Work with

8. In the box that opens type Samsung Mobile SDK Manager

9. Type this URL in Location:

10. Hit Next and OK a bunch of times until it installs and you’re done πŸ™‚Secret Clue : The 1st person that says they want the Galaxy Gear Smart Watch Increases their odds of winning it

.Another Clue : Send me a picture of your current phone on Google+ to increase your odds of winning

198 Responses to “Android Development 26”

  1. Andrew says:

    Getting a Samsung device would mean quite a lot for me. To win a newer device would not only allow me to have a more powerful device for apps, but will allow me to better integrate physical hardware hacking such as the Arduino into my devices.

    • Derek Banas says:

      You are in the running πŸ™‚ No subscriptions, or anything else required.

      I may do the drawing for the winner live. That would be fun!

      • SuperMastar says:

        If i win any item, i’ll be sending it to Afghanistan to support any person, that might have the capability and interest but not the opportunity to get his/her career started!

        This is least i can do πŸ™‚
        Good luck to the one that deserve it..

  2. Niels says:

    Hello I’m Niels
    I’m a student from the Netherlands and I would love to win that phone. I love to program and I have been teaching myself java. Your tutorials have helped me a lot. As a student I can’t afford an expensive phone ( I now have the slow galaxy Gio) and would love to have a proper phone to test my apps.

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Niels,

      Thank you for signing up. You are in the running for 1 of the devices. The odds of winning are very good. I’ll probably announce the winners live, so make sure you watch the email account near the end of the month.

  3. Milan says:

    Hi Derek,

    my name is Milan, and I’m from Serbia. I watch your tutorials all the time,and they helped me to finish my college. Since I don’t have a lot of money to buy an expensive phone, it would mean a lot to me to win such device so I can learn Android Development much better.Thanks to you I can learn Adroid Development.

  4. Yuval Fatal says:

    Hello Derek,
    My name is Yuval Fatal and I am a student in the 10th grade in Israel. In my school I am in a group with 4 other students that develop free apps for the socity (mostly for helping handicapped people). We are now in the end of the first app that will be published to both ios and android. The problem is untill now we tested the app on the emulator and sometimes on older smartphones who are functioning very slow. This cost us a lot of working time. So we will be very happy if we could have a new fast and good smartphone for our group to test the apps on it. By the way some of us who develop for Android are learning a lot from your videos.

  5. Gabriel says:

    hello derek… im Gabriel from PH…
    Well id like to win because… well who don’t want a note 3 rightn xD

    on the other hand… I guess having a note 3 would help me on my job. Im an Instructor on a university and currently teaching programming languages… (I also have android programming this semester).

    would love to test the aps i and my student created with it (even though i got a crappy ginger brad android phone xD).

    well goodluck to me and to other xD have a nice day.

    ps. signedup already ^^

  6. Juan G Diaz says:

    3 Weeks ago I stated my journey in Android Development. as a .Net Developer that always wants to learn new technologies, I felt that learning how to do mobile development would be the best thing for me to do next. In my current job I was given the opportunity to study in Pace University to do “Android Certified Developer”

    I would love to get my hands on the Note 3, I love samsung products I always think of them as quality products. Currently I borrow a Samsung Galaxy S4 in my job, however i would love to own my own device and develop in it!

    your videos are very useful and love that you are giving one of us the opportunity to win a device!

    Thanks a lot!

  7. Domenico says:

    Hello Derek,

    my name is Domenico and i am a student of the university of Bern in Switzerland. First thanks for the work you did till now. I have watched a lot of your tutorials and they helped me a lot. thanks !

    So why i want to win, its a good question but sincerely who don’t wants a new samsung device ;). As a student I can’t afford an expensive phone, so it would be super cool.
    Its easyer to test Aps on it and not on a stagnant emulator.This cost us a lot of working time. It would be super to have a good phone to test on it.

    Thank’s an other time for your good tutorials

    Greeting Domenico

  8. RASHID says:

    Hi derek, i’m Russian student who loves you and have watched all your videos, and i very love them. They help me better understand topics you cover, and doing my English better. Now i learning Java and Android development, my dream is became a top developer , buut, while i’m styding i can’t bye a powerful smartphone, my old one doesnt support Android 4, and if you somehow can helpme, i’ll be very very pleasant!

  9. Peter says:

    Hi Derek,

    Love your tutorials I’ve learned so much from watching them. My name is peter I am an Irish student and using your tutorials for my final year projects.

    Would love to win a price would let me develop on some kit, wish everyone the best of luck

  10. Allen Law says:

    Thanks Derek for all the videos. They are the best I have found. I am throwing my hat in to the ring for the contest. Although it would be great to win a phone I think there are others that need it more and could make better use of it. I am basically entering to make it more of a contest and try to support your endeavors.

    • Derek Banas says:

      Thank you for that πŸ™‚ I have limited contact with Samsung, but I think if people are interested in these videos that they may have another contest.

      I’m trying to make the videos useful for people interested in the Samsung SDK and for those just interested in Android in general. We’ll see how it works out?

  11. Darek says:

    Hi Derek,

    love your tutorials, fast-paced but very helpful. You cover a lot of material, and I hope to have enough time to watch all of them.

    I just started to look into programming apps, and you are making it very exciting. Obviously I would need a nice cellphone to test my apps, so here is my entry for the contest.

    Best regards
    Darek (Polish version of your name)

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Darek,

      I’m glad you enjoy the videos. At some point I wondered why nobody did fast tutorials so I thought I’d give it a try. I’m glad more people are finding them and find them useful.

      I wish you the best in the contest πŸ™‚

  12. Jeremy says:

    Hey Derek,
    I’ve really been enjoying your videos and they’ve been very useful to me. Your tutorial on Design Patterns have been very helpful to me on grasping many concepts on the internet, such as Content Providers! πŸ˜€

    I’d be very happy if I won that prize, because I’m a student, and I’ve been hacking around my netbook and trying out many Linux distros that could help me run the emulator, even with the x86 image, alas, my netbook lost. And still the development and learning is painfully slow. So yeah, it would be totally awesome!

    Thank you, and all the best to you on your future and present endeavors!

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Jeremy,

      I’m very happy that I was able to help with the design patterns tutorials. They were very fun to make. It is extra cool because when I was making them everyone told me nobody would ever watch them. They became very popular though.

      I wish you the best in the contest πŸ™‚

  13. james latten says:

    Hi I’m james! Getting this phone will mean the world to me! But really I want to win this phone for my mom because she does everything for me and she really likes this phone, and I would love to show my appreciation to her by winning this phone for her!

  14. Sebastian says:

    Hi Derek, i have been following your tutorials from quite a while and they are very good. Congrats!
    Sadly I stopped because of time and because I lost my cellphone(sII International) in a parking lot(I think). Anyway, the note would mean a very nice development machine to continue learning from your videos, and to make calls and stuff.

    BTW: i wasnt able to create the samsung developer account, the page cannot be found. πŸ™

    Goodnight and thanks for your great work.

    • Sebastian says:

      BTW, one of those watches would also be super intresting to develop for. I bought a MUSE headband for my mother, who is also a therapist, and i plan to develop some health apps with it. I was originally planning some tablet apps to go with it, but a watch seems very versatile for the purpose.

      • Derek Banas says:

        I agree. The Smart watch is similar to Google Glass in that I love when companies explore new technologies. I may be odd. Never mind that i’m definitely odd πŸ™‚ But, either way I can’t wait until technology completely surrounds me. I’m amazed each day, by the technology around as and of that which is to come.

        • Sebastian says:

          I feel the same way. it is fantastic how techonoly is overtaking our lives in a good way, always making stuff easier and giving us tools that change our lives for ever. That is exactly why i want to take part of it and that best way to do that is making apps for new technologies(like the muse headband). Have you seen the “The world of glass” video from corning. That would be rad and I hope someday we can get there; we are already getting close with so many tablets, google glass and now the new smart watches.

    • Derek Banas says:

      Here is the Samsung Developers website signup I’m sorry to hear about your phone. I wish you luck.

      • Sebastian says:

        Its not that bad but thanks. I am in a contract wich will let me get a new cellphone in 3 months or so. The thing is i wont get anything as good as a note 3 for a good price; Pricing for cellphones, even with contract, suck in my country.

        BTW, I already had an account, i just had to update my info.

  15. Masroor says:

    Hi Derek
    My name is Masroor. It would be alot of fun and helpful as i will be able to test/develop my mobile apps, book reading and obviously to watch your tutorials :). Thanks

  16. marsbenn says:

    Hi Derek, can i be in the draw too? I don’t want to go on ages about how passionately i develop and can’t afford devices like this right now etc. etc., BUT know this: I’ve watched about 300 of your Videos by now (my wife hates me thanks to you, so you owe me something anyway) and since going along with the java/android tutorials i’ve talked my employer into developing apps for our company (which we now do), and am seriously thinking about making tutorial videos too, to give back what i got from people like you. And with a phone like that it would be especially awesome to develop business apps with stylus-context-menus and so on….so keep me in mind! And if not, i’ll keep watching anyway, love what you do. See ya.

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi, Thank you for the blunt honesty. I appreciate that as well. I find it amazing that anything I do would effect the course of other peoples lives in any way, but that is quite exciting. My own wife doesn’t even watch my videos so tell your wife that I’m sorry πŸ™‚

      I wish you the best of luck.

  17. Brian says:

    Hi Derek,

    I love watching your videos they are very professional and easy to learn from. Getting a Samsung device would mean a lot.

    Thanks for all the effort you put into your videos.

  18. Fredrik says:

    Hi Derek!

    I agree with the other commentators, you’re one of the best (if not THE best) youtuber for tutorials I’ve ever seen. I really appreciate that you put so much time in these videos. They’re interesting, quite easy to understand, the sound quality is superb and everything in 1080p! Begin developing for Android isn’t very easy if you start from scratch with no previous knowledge so your videos have really helped out a lot. Keep on the good work!

    If I win, it would of course be one of the best things during this year. As a broke student, buying new devices isn’t the most money-friendly thing you can do. Even a smartwatch would be so awesome. I can only imagine all the possibilities with wearable techs. Any new device would encourage me to continue with Android development and it will make it so much easier to develop for new technology.

    Wish me good luck πŸ˜‰
    Best Regards, Fredrik.

    P.S What’s the different colours for the Galaxy Gears?

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Fredrik,

      Thank you for the nice compliments. I very much appreciate them. I don’t know what the colors for the smart watches are yet. I’m supposed to get them in the mail today, or tomorrow. I’ll tell you when I find out.

      I wish you good luck πŸ™‚

  19. santosh says:

    Hi this website is not opening and also sign up link is wrong please fix it.
    I will definitely like have one note 3 to work on it and experience this new advance phone. I am working on one app I think that will work great with gear watch.
    Thank you for your nice tutorials on different topics.

  20. Austin Aryain says:

    Hey Derek,

    I have signed up for my free Samsung Developer account and am ready to enter this drawing! :] I am a computer science student using your tutorials to take my java knowledge mobile. I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S3 to test on, so I don’t really have the most NEED for the device necessarily, but I can guarantee you that I would appreciate it!

    Thanks for the great tutorials and contest!

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Austin,

      I’m glad if my Android tutorials have helped in any way πŸ™‚ You are entered in the drawing. I have a bunch of videos ready to upload right now. I’m waiting for Samsung’s approval.

      I’ll hold the drawing near the end of the month.

  21. Paul says:

    I need a dev device which would help in my quest to teach android app development in public schools in Cape Town, South Africa.

  22. Arben Paloja says:

    HI Derek,

    I am watching all your video about Android Development and i am learning really fast how to program app for android. Know I need a dev device to test my work that i have learn form your great tutorials. Have a nice day!

    Arben Paloja From Kosovo

  23. Tony Bilby says:

    Hey Derek! This is awesome! thank you so much for all the work you put into getting us these extremely helpful tutorials. Also for changing the rules xD I tried really hard on making an app but i haven’t focused much on the android side yet since i’m still focusing on java for the windows and understanding how everything is called between stuff and creating new activities is just something I’m not used to yet. I also bit off a bit more than I could chew with my idea. I wanted to make a home screen that has the current weather for your location so i found a nice free web api to call for weather but couldn’t figure out how to get the device to tell me where it is in any form whether lat/long, zip, anything. so i dropped that and i was then going to just make a simple app that you can open and press a button to calculate pi from your mobile device like you taught in one of your java lessons that I thought was really amazing :). I’m still going to try and finish this and make it work!

    as for what it would mean to me if I won, It would be extremely fantastic and probably make my year πŸ™‚ **I won something (supposedly) earlier this year from a youtube guy “timmytechtv” (no names x.x.. opps ) who never sent the prize or replied. I didn’t intentionally join the contest anyways however but still to be told you won and then receive nothing is like 10 times the stab of just not winning.**
    I would appreciate it a whole lot and put either to good use either working on android development learning and making great use of the S Pen in the available android paint/art applications and working on digital art, or using the gear to keep up with text messages from my girlfriend. I really NEED either but it would be really amazing to win πŸ™‚

    Thanks again Derek! I really can’t thank you enough for all your video tutorials xD you’ve taught me so much i feel like I should pay you tuition.

    Thanks! and all the best to everyone else! πŸ™‚
    Tony Bilby

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Tony,

      Thank you for the nice message πŸ™‚ I’m very happy that you have found the videos so useful. I’ll be making them for a very long time.

      I’m sorry to hear about you not receiving your prize from timmy. What I’m going to do is announce the winners live at the end of tutorials so that it will be a matter of public record who won. I’ll also send them an email to get the address where I have to send the device.

      What I’ll do is announce the winner and then give them a week to contact me. If after a week they don’t get in touch I will pick a new winner.

      I’ll pick the winner near the end of the month.

  24. Kris says:

    Hello Derek,

    I love your tutorials especially the ones on detecting lies and gestures of body language, which have helped me enormously with my work and my relationships. I can’t thank you enough for all the valuable information you’ve taught in a concise and fun spirited manner.

    To be the winner of a galaxy note 3 would greatly help me with organizing my work schedule with future clients and those that i have just won. I teach business english in France and it would greatly benefit me. Not to mention I am in need of note 3 because I have an outdated cracked nexus S. thank you

  25. Arben Paloja says:

    Hi Derek again,

    I have a Samsung developers account know and i have sign in.
    My account is: Hope to get the phone and to test my code to dev device.

  26. Manuel Vazquez says:

    Hi Derek,

    I just created my Samsung account.

    I consider myself an Google lover and I’ve been using their technologies since I was in College (gmail, google talk (hangouts), google wave :(, google docs, google drive, etc…).

    As an ANDROID lover and iPhone hatter I would like to have one of these devices so I can develop more powerful apps and use all the potential they offer so I can experiment all the things you can do with these leading edge gadgets and how easy is to create new projects.

    I want to thank you for all your tutorials, I was looking to improve my resume and you are helping me a lot.

    It’s 3 am and I can’t stop watching and following your Android Dev Tutorials.

    Manuel VΓ‘zquez

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Manuel,

      I’m very happy that you are enjoying the videos. I gave up on iOS as well, but for different reasons. My work requires that I make custom apps and iOS doesn’t allow me to do that for clients. There is an amazing opportunity for people to make Android apps. I turn down over 90% of the work I receive.

      I’m glad that you are looking at the Android tutorials. I’ll keep making them until I have covered everything. I wish you luck in the competition πŸ™‚

      • Manuel Vazquez says:

        Thank you Derek, I’ve seen that people are asking you to go a little bit slower in your tutorials but honestly you can always pause and rewind.

        I’m also glad to hear that about iOS.

        Manuel Vazquez

        • Derek Banas says:

          Hi Manuel,

          Yes I don’t plan on slowing down the videos, but I do my best to experiment with the pace to maximize comprehension of the material. I constantly experiment with these videos.

          I have no idea why more people aren’t making Android apps? iOS is a bit easier to program for, but I don’t that is the reason. Some times people are brainwashed so well that they no longer see the truth. I don’t mean that in an angry way. Obviously I use a Mac. I also have an iPad, but it just seems so obvious that more opportunities lie in the Android world for small developers.

          Just random thoughts πŸ™‚

  27. Bergy says:

    Hi Derek!

    I am 35 years young, was self-employed for a while, but unfortunately with the economy being what it is my business went under, and with it pretty much everything I had.

    But even this devastating event brought with it some good. It gave me the chance to sit down and think about what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. Although it didn’t come to me immediately, I did re-discover my love for programming.

    Back in High School (long time ago… :o) I learned Basic and Pascal and was pretty good at it as well (ranked second in my class)! For some reason though (family pressure!) I did not pursue a career in technology.

    But I suppose it’s not too late for me to chase down this dream and make it a reality (I currently develop in C++ and Java). Where in the past my main motivation was making money, my motivation now is purely the joy that my work gives me and being content with life and with what I have.

    While this has definitely made me a much happier person, it has also left me monetarily challenged, if you know what I mean! πŸ˜‰

    Winning the phone would simply mean the world to me! I am currently not in a position to afford such an amazing piece of tech, but it would most certainly be an invaluable tool for me and my development efforts.

    Before I forget to mention it, yes, I did sign up with the Samsung Developers website. πŸ™‚

    Thank you so much for everything that you are doing, giving Joe Public the gift of education!

    With my sincerest thanks,

    Ps: I feel the need to apologize for the length of this post, but it just flowed out of me!

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Bergy

      As I was reading your story I was seeing myself in it. I have worked at numerous large companies and I have had many exciting experiences. None the less, about five years ago I woke up behind the wheel of my vehicle which had crashed into 3 cars, a truck, a light poll and then finally the side of a hill. At that moment I asked what is my life for? I fell asleep while driving because I had spent my whole life working nearly constantly to make other people rich.

      At that time I was running my own franchise business, but it required me to work from 8am to 2am, 6 days a week. On Sunday I didn’t get out of bed all day. On that day I decided to make a change.

      I decided to keep trying to start my own business and to keep trying until I succeeded. Thankfully my wife supported me and I owe her everything.

      I saw all of the people that were unemployed and decided to provide a skill based education to anyone for $35 a day. That failed. I won’t go over all the other failed ideas, but I can tell you I had one after another for over 2 years. Now looking back I loved every failure πŸ™‚

      I knew I had to keep my costs low if I was going to continue this path of failures that eventually lead to success. Eventually I started making money by creating shopping carts for businesses for free in exchange for a percentage of future sales. I have more on that here.

      I saw that everyone was making apps, but nobody was making apps for individuals. That idea took off as well.

      All along for 5 years I also decided that I would give back in any way that I could by making these YouTube videos. I considered it my Karma factory. I figured if I did enough good that it would eventually come back to me πŸ™‚

      Now I have to apologize for the long message, but what I learned from this experience is that the best investment you’ll ever make is in your education. The second best investment is in your family. The third best is to do what ever you can to help others without expecting anything in return.

      If anything gets in the way of the above. If anyones greed (including your own) gets in the way of the above then at least I thought I was going down the wrong path and started over.

      Keep going and never give up and you’ll succeed.

      You are entered in the contest by the way πŸ˜‰

      Thank you

  28. Rachit says:

    Hey Derek!
    I am currently an international student studying at the University of California, San Diego pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering. I have always had a love for programming, my dad introduced me to the world of computers at a very early age.
    I have been following your tutorials for quite a few months and they have been very informative and I have learnt a lot!

    Recently I took up learning android development as I have always wanted to develop for the phone. This also enables me to add projects to my resume and hopefully acquire an internship as a freshman!

    Sadly my current Samsung galaxy s2 is getting old and slow, partly due to the amount I have played around with it(love trying out new ROMS!). Being an international student the fee’s here at UCSD is already tremendously high and I cannot afford to go buy a phone while my current phone is functional, yet I’d love to have a newer and faster phone like the note 3 to pursue my adventure into mobile development.

    I would also love to get my hands on a galaxy gear as well if possible and see what worlds of possibility it opens in terms of application development.

    • Derek Banas says:


      Thank you for sharing your life with me. You are experiencing some exciting times now. I look back at my time in school with a smile πŸ™‚

      I wish you the best in the contest. I’m very happy that I can give you all something this nice.

      Best of luck

  29. Simon says:

    Hei Derek,

    I would really love to win. I go to university now and learn programming languages.
    I have an old Sagem phone, and never had a smartphone.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  30. Michel says:

    My name is Michel. I would love to win the phone to test my apps. I realy enjoy watching your videos.

    Keep them coming πŸ™‚

  31. Thomas says:

    Hey Derek,

    fortunately I found your Channel on YouTube months ago while searching for information on human computer interaction and semantic web. I subscribed immediately and never missed a new video posted from you from then on. You also inspired me to start developing apps for Android. For that reason i switched from iOS to Android πŸ™‚ …mhm…well… your influence on my interests is alarming πŸ˜›

    So why do I need a Note 3 and/or a SmartWatch? I study applied media informatics and think about a theme for my Master Thesis. I would love to do research on that new and innovative technology during the thesis. the device would help me A LOT at this. Besides i have some interesting ideas for new Apps!

    Thanks for your videos & Keep up the excellent work!
    Greetings from germany

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Thomas,

      I’m very happy to hear that you find my website interesting πŸ™‚ It is fun to cover so many topics. Some times I feel like this is my personal journal and that it is just lying in cyberspace for anyone to pick up. It is an interesting social experience on its own. I hope to expand it and may share more in the future.

      I wish you the best of luck in your studies and in the contest.


  32. Rayan Raza says:

    Hi derek,

    My name is Rayan, i would to love to win because it may be a first outcome of my hardworks.Your tutorials are great.


  33. Sam says:

    Hello Derek,

    I hope you and your family are doing well.
    thank you for your generous videos and tutorials, they are so great !

    I have a question if you don’t mind, I’m interested in creating commercial grade android apps and I’m planning to buy a new laptop, do you think a touchscreen is a plus or can I develop android apps without it just as fine ?

    Thank you in advance for your answer.
    Best regards.


    • Derek Banas says:

      Hello Sam,

      I’m extremely blessed and I wish the same for you.

      I personally wouldn’t invest in a touch screen laptop. I run all of my apps off of a phone most of the time. Every job I have ever had required me to make sure the apps work on the devices used by the business. I personally invest only into getting unlocked phones that are easy to upgrade and are bare bones. I think these work best for development.

      I hope that helps

  34. Pamela says:


    Loving your vids. Haven’t been around long but I expect I will be lurking around your site for quite a while into the future. =P Thank you for all the time and effort you put into helping people like me.

    Quick question… what are the benefits of developing for samsung vs. android. Absolutely have loved every samsung I have ever owned so it is not a question of the brand or product. More for me I wonder if development for specifically samsung wouldn’t limit your user base? Is there a very big difference between one or the other as far as code goes? Either way, love learning new things so can’t wait to try it out. I think the best way to learn is to do.

    As for the contest… never won anything in my life but you will never win if you don’t try right? =P Followed instructions listed on this page and wish everyone luck. Thank you for the opportunity. It definitely would be awesome to win a prize such as this. Perfect for the budding developer and functional as well. Besides, cannot beat a samsung. Whether a monitor, phone, tv, etc. samsung has been the most reliable, longest lasting, and best quality product brand I have ever owned.

    Once again, appreciate you and the hard work you have done!
    Thank you,

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Pam,

      Thank you for the nice compliments πŸ™‚

      I wish I could tell everyone out there that is interested in my Android tutorials this, but I’ll settle for who sees this.

      The Samsung tutorials represent a continuation of the android tutorials. The 90% of what is taught in the Samsung tutorials will apply to any Android device.

      The Samsung tutorials will however introduce some very powerful tools that only work on Samsung devices at the same time. I consider this to be a good thing because 28% of all phones in the world are Samsung phones. In comparison iPhones make up 8% of devices. That is why I think it is important to know about Samsungs SDK.

      Also, I personally spend all of my time developing apps for individual companies. These apps never go on the Android market and these companies wouldn’t want them to. This is an untapped market and also it is a market that can’t work with iOS phones.

      As a programmer it is great to have SDKs like this because they save an immense amount of time. If I tell a client that I can implement software they need quickly and inexpensively if they use Samsung over another phone manufacturer I have found they all gladly switch devices. This may just be because of how I present my ideas, but either way that is what I do.

      You are entered in the contest if I have a way to contact you through email which I do. I don’t like holding contests that make people jump through hoops, subscribe, or provide personal information. This contest exists because I wanted to say thank you to everyone πŸ™‚

      I wish you the best of luck in the contest.

  35. Parekh says:

    Hi Derek! Thanks for the tutorials and all your time. Greatly appreciate it. I have registered on the samsung developer website and hope to start making progress with android development.

  36. Hichem says:

    Hi my name is Hichem and i’m student from algeria

    I’m interesting in learning and testing os especially phone os and android is my passion and i’m learning about it every day but unfortunately i don’t have the enough to buy a device to test my apps and try the new feature, and for me samsung is one of the best phone manufacturer in the world, so if i have a samsung device it’s mean that i have a powerfull device where i can do every thing i want.

    by the way i like your tutorials and especially teh design patterns ones.

    Thank you for every thing and keep doing your good work
    respect from Algeria.

  37. Jonas van haren says:

    hey Derek,

    Jonas again. I think you missed my comment(2 comments up).

  38. Konrad says:

    Your tutorials are amazing! I am working hard to improve my software engineering skills and your instructions are a big part of my improvement. Thank you very much. Good luck and please enter my name as a candidate for one of the devices.

  39. Antonis Galanis says:

    Love your tutorials Derek keep it coming! I want the note 3 to start developing my own android apps. Thanks!

  40. Simen Gangstad says:

    Hello Derek, Simen from Norway here!

    First of all I just wanna say that I’m heavily grateful for your awesome (and very large) library of tutorials and guides. They’ve got a very high standard, mostly because of your ability to explain very well and illustrate very well. They’ve learned me almost everything I know about programming.

    I think that I deserve the prize because I’m completely lost in where I want to take my abilities as a programmer. I’ve yet to found something in programming that I’m really burning for, and I think that this device could open my mind in relative to what I want to make.

    Best regards,


    • Derek Banas says:

      Hello Simen,

      I can definitely identify with you in regards to not always knowing what path to take in life. It took me 35 years to discover my path.

      Keep at it. You never know where inspiration will come from. Everyone has a very good opportunity to win one of these devices. I’m glad I’ve received an opportunity to give you guys a great gift.

      Best of luck

  41. Sang says:

    Hi Derek,

    My name is Sang, I would love to win the samsung galaxy note 3.
    This is because I am currently working on an android app and everytime I use my device on bugging mode it is really really really slow.
    I need to buy a new device but since I am a student I cannot afford it.
    My device is getting too old so It would be really nice and appreciated If I win the prize.

    By the way, I think you are a great teacher
    I especially enjoyed your design pattern videos and they have taught me a lot!
    I think all of your videos are great and will help me to become a good programmer.
    The skills will definitely help me to get a good job after I graduate from university.

    Best Regards,

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Sang,

      I’m very happy that you enjoyed the Design Patterns tutorials. They were fun to make.

      I wish you the best of luck in the contest. I’ll hold the drawing near the end of the month.

  42. Hey Tricia says:

    Signed up for Samsung Developer Account: check
    Install Updated my Google ADT on Linux: check
    Installed Samsung Mobile SDK: flawlessly

    I had to look into what was new with the Note 3. Impressive! I am particularly interested in the multi-tasking, CSS transform support, and the new hover events using the stylus. I can see a lot of uses with hovering; allowing a multi-layered approach to delivering information on a 2d screen, genius. Or hover on a webpage with CSS transformations, the browser possibilities are matching that of my PC.

    Right now, I clumsily use my Samsung S2 for SSH’ing into servers to do some light web development/programming, but only when I am away from my pc. I would love the opportunity to own a Note 3… the larger screen, integrated pen library to play with, multi-tasking, browser enhancements and I think I would pick up the galaxy gear too (depending on price ;). I would happily and fully use this device.

    Thanks Derek!

    Tricia C

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Tricia,

      I’m happy that I could help with the installation. I wish you the best of luck in the contest.

      It is really amazing how easily we can add this additional functionality to our apps. It makes development much easier. It almost feels like a snap together system. Very nice!

  43. martin gonzalez says:

    Hi, I just signed up for a samsung developer account to enter your contest. I hope I win πŸ™‚
    Oh and thank you for your tutorials.

  44. Dian says:

    I just signed up for a samsung dev account and i love your videos they are awsome.

  45. Tim VisΓ©e says:


    I’m Tim VisΓ©e. I’d love to win the Samsung Note 3, so I can enchant certain apps I’ve been working on in the past, and ofcourse, enchant apps I’ll be making in the future. For example, the advanced drawing app I’ve been working on. Also, I’ve been planning to create an app which lets you control various features of your phone using gestures drawn by the Spen. I’m currently not able to test these features properly since I don’t own a Samsung device.

    Thank you for making these tutorials, you’ve been very helpful to many people. Have a nice day!

    Tim VisΓ©e

  46. Chuck Underwood says:

    It would mean that I get to show off the best device available. I would be the envy of all my friends and family.

    It would also be awesome to have a great device to use for testing apps.

  47. I am quite well in android programming and also game programming(Unity3d). I am a bachelor student and don’t have any job now. I have learnt everything from your channels and some other useful channels in youtube. I have a old version android device. If I win this phone it will be great help for me to develop and test application under new android os.

    Thank You.

  48. Shaun says:


    I’d love to win a Note 3 as that gorgeous big AMOLED screen will be a dream to use as a partially sighted developer if my trusty old Galaxy S is anything to go by!

    Loving the Android and other tutorials – just need some time off to have a real run at creating something I can call my own!

  49. Daniel says:

    Hey Derek, this is a cool give away. I registered on the samsung developer website. i love your videos and i would like to win.

    I also have an other question: some headphones have a softer/louder and pause button. is there a way to use this as an input for your app?

  50. Erkam says:

    I want to upgrade my phone to a newer one but I cant afford it. So it would be great if I could win the Note 3 or one of the Gears. πŸ™‚

  51. atutorme says:

    Hi Derek,

    Thanks for your Android tutorials, I’ve benefited immensely from them.

    Ismail @ ATutorMe

    PS: I’m not entering the contest because there are a lot of people here who need the devices more than me.

    PPS: If you ever come to Australia, send me an email πŸ˜‰

    • Derek Banas says:


      That is very kind of you! I wish you the best in life. I’d love to see Australia some day, but I have to motivate myself to get out from in front of my computer first πŸ™‚

  52. Great tutorials. Winning this new Samsung device will help my journey creating innovative business solutions for my clients.

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom.



  53. Remco van Dam says:

    Hi, I made a samsung developer account to enter your contest. I love your chanel. Your tutorials are to the point and easy to follow.

  54. Atul says:

    Hi Derek,

    I am really a big fan of your tutorials, I have learnt a lot from your Core Java videos it was really fun. Really appreciate your effort and passion about technology. You have shared videos on various topics and I was wondering if you are going to share some knowledge about Spring and Hibernate also.

    Thanks again for your awesome tutorials.


    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Atul,

      Thank you for the kind compliments πŸ™‚ They mean a lot to me.

      I will definitely cover J2EE completely. After the C tutorial is finished I will either cover J2EE, or C++. I’ll hold a vote to determine which wins.


  55. Remco van Dam says:

    Hi, I made a samsung developer account to enter the contest. I love your chanel. Your tutorials are to the point and easy to follow

  56. Mark says:


    About a month ago a friend showed me your chanel. I have been addicted since. I find your videos very informative. A Note 3 or galaxy gear would make me realy happy.


  57. Mark says:


    About a month ago a friend showed me your chanel. I have been addicted since. I find your videos very informative. A Note 3 or a galaxy gear would make me realy happy.


  58. Keith says:

    I posted on another page already, but I have registered!

    If I won one of these prizes I would definitely put it to good uses. For one since we are on the topic of samsung development, I’ve always wanted someone to share more information on their multiwindow framework. I’ve been planning out a root application that uses the navbar to slide in recent apps. Winning a note 3 would give me direct access to samsung’s multiwindow framework which could aid in adding in multiwindow functionality in the future.

    I’ve always had eyes for a galaxy note but they’re pricey. A qualcomm 800 device probably is on every android dev’s christmas wishlist this year, be it a nexus 5 or a gn3. I personally would prefer the GN3 because 3gb RAM and its size makes it so much more usable.

    If I won a smartwatch I’d feel like a badass cyberpunk out of the future. I’d probably use it with a short range bluetooth receiver to start my car with some form of secure verification or pattern lock. I thought about doing it with my phone but my phone is just too connected to too many services. I’d want more of an air gap for something connected to my vehicle, a watch is personal enough. A smartwatch is a luxury item sadly enough, something everyone probably wants, but no one can really afford on top of everything else.

    Good luck to whoever wins, I just hope they use it for more than angry birds and instagram.

  59. Richard says:

    I signed up for a samsung developer account. I realy enjoy watching your videos.

  60. John says:

    Hi Derek,

    I watch your videos all the time and they are awesome. This is all new to me, but I have learned a lot.
    I have created a developers account with Samsung.
    Thanks for the tip, and the opportunity to win.

    You’ve said in previous videos for us to ask if we wanted certain topics covered… I’m having difficulty figuring out how to link my app to Google calendar – Any suggestion, or if you think it would be worth another video. Much appreciated.


    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi John,

      I’m very happy that you have been enjoying the videos. I’ll look into pulling data from Google Calendar. I’d think that could be done.

      Good luck in the contest πŸ™‚

  61. J J says:

    Hi Derek,

    Today morning while I was searching for some UML& design pattern videos, one of your videos attracted my attention and the way you explained things lead me to your next video then next… etc and I reached this page.

    I am a java developer and interested to enter the world of mobile apps. I am just a beginner in mobility and wish to do experiments and become an expert. With my current system and not at all smart phone, I know I have limitations. I wish to win and experiment on the real device πŸ™‚

    Your videos are very useful

  62. Shahir Ahmed says:

    Hi Derek,
    My Name is Shahir and I am a student from New York. I am currently a college student majoring in Computer Science. I have been watching your tutorials for a quite log time and they’re amazing.They helped me a lot.I had Samsung galaxy s4 but I had to sell it because my federal student aid (FAFSA) was suddenly cancelled due to some problems with my parents’ income tax. With the help from my brother and the money from my Samsung galaxy s4, I managed to pay for my college expenses. It would mean a lot if I win a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and use it to try the application i am currently developing.

  63. Madhu K says:

    Hi Derek,

    This is Madhu Kondur. I have developed some apps and tried on different android phones basically low end models.
    I have lots of new ideas for developing new apps including some interesting games. I am much interested in developing games kind of stuff in android.
    I wish I could get a chance to win new Samsung device, Please wish me all the luck.

    thank you

  64. Joe Jordan says:

    Hi Derek,

    I signed up for the Samsung developer account.
    I watch your videos on youtube and appreciate your time and effort you put into your videos.
    I found I cannot run the emmulator in Eclipe because I have an AMD 64 Athlon X2 CPU based laptop. Apparently the CPU doesn’t support emmulation. Winning a Galaxy Note 3 would greatly be appreciated and help in my desire to learn how to develope apps for the Android market.
    I’m disabled and have no income at this time but want to learn how to develope apps to generate an income.

    Have a great Thankgiving!


  65. Allan says:

    Hi Derek,

    I signed-up for Samsung developer account as I would like to win the phone. I was once a VB programmer but had to changed career when I immigrated here in Canada. Why? I have to do blue collar jobs i.e. janitor and security guard because I have to feed my family at that time. I lost interest in programming until I saw your videos, it inspired me to go back to what I love most, programming. Me and my son watched your videos and very interested to learn and explore more on Java/Android. This phone will help us a lot on our learning process.

    Thank you very much and more power.


  66. Gopal says:

    Hi Derek
    Thank you for this awesome video πŸ™‚
    and i have a doubt why did you delete Java 1.7 (newest version) and installed the java 1.6 (little older version) ?

  67. Afifa says:

    Hi Sir,

    I am a graduate but still unemployed, so I keep up with programming by your tutorials which are really helpful and quite easy. I have learned alot from you and also include me in the contest, like everyone I also wish to win a Galaxy note3.

    Thanking You

  68. Srikanth Kulkarni says:

    Dear Derek,

    You are awesome..Keep rocking!!

  69. Tejesh says:

    Hi Derek,

    I signed up for Samsung account. Getting a new android device would me a lot to me. To run my Apps and test it on latest devices.

    I have been following your videos and they are wonderful. your doing a awesome job. Keep going.

    Thank you

  70. Afsar Ali says:

    Hello Derek, Your Android Tutorials help me a lot to get me started as a developer. But there’s a lot to cover in Android, but now no new tutorials are being published. I didn’t find any tutorial on Canvas.

    It would be great if you do Game Development Tutorial on Unreal Engine and Android Game Development.

    • Derek Banas says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚ I’m just pausing for a moment to cover App Inventor. I’m doing it to help other people catch up. It will be done soon. Then I’ll get back into Android coding and cover canvas, games and everything else I missed. Sorry about the delay

  71. Fong says:

    Hi Derek,

    Thank you again for another awesome tutorial!

    I am trying to use maven to create android project in Eclipse. I followed the getting started website and created a maven android project with maven-android-plugin. However, it complains pom.xml unknown packaging apk. I tried a couple of tricks by googling, but not successful. Do you have any suggestions?

    Thank you so much!

    Getting started:

  72. Manjula says:


    thanks for the video, its good.
    My doubt is , why do we need samsung mobile sdk? is it necessary to install in our system?

    Please let me know.


  73. Android says:

    Hello Derek i followed your video and the problem I am facing is that after creating HelloWorld i cannot find activity_main.xml under res/layout.

  74. Mike says:

    Hi Derek! Thank You so much for the tutorials! I am trying to install the Samsung SDK into Eclipse Indigo with Java 1.6 & I am getting the following error, “An error occurred while collecting items to be installed
    session context was:(, phase=org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.engine.phases.Collect, operand=, action=).
    Problems downloading artifact: org.eclipse.update.feature,,
    Error reading signed content:C:\Users\Burch\AppData\Local\Temp\signatureFile4409733130915391220.jar
    An error occurred while processing the signatures for the file: C:\Users\Burch\AppData\Local\Temp\signatureFile4409733130915391220.jar
    Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,,
    Error reading signed content:C:\Users\Burch\AppData\Local\Temp\signatureFile8660966381232038800.jar
    An error occurred while processing the signatures for the file: C:\Users\Burch\AppData\Local\Temp\signatureFile8660966381232038800.jar
    Problems downloading artifact: org.eclipse.update.feature,,
    Error reading signed content:C:\Users\Burch\AppData\Local\Temp\signatureFile6690793994963100675.jar
    An error occurred while processing the signatures for the file: C:\Users\Burch\AppData\Local\Temp\signatureFile6690793994963100675.jar
    Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,,
    Error reading signed content:C:\Users\Burch\AppData\Local\Temp\signatureFile3114977250076629391.jar
    An error occurred while processing the signatures for the file: C:\Users\Burch\AppData\Local\Temp\signatureFile3114977250076629391.jar
    Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,,
    Error reading signed content:C:\Users\Burch\AppData\Local\Temp\signatureFile4003295117144369774.jar
    An error occurred while processing the signatures for the file: C:\Users\Burch\AppData\Local\Temp\signatureFile4003295117144369774.jar”

    Please help.

    Thank You!

    • Derek Banas says:

      It is better to install using the version of Eclipse I’m using here. Indigo doesn’t work with the Samsung SDK.

      • Mike says:

        Would you please tell me which version you are using here? I don’t see it in the tutorial or on this webpage. I had actually switched to Indigo from Juno after watching one of your other videos sating Indigo was less buggy. I apologize if I am being a pain, I am just a beginner trying to learn all of this stuff. I really enjoyed your interview with Eugeny Krouglov too! I learned a lot and look forward to a chance of winning!

        Thanks again,

        • Derek Banas says:

          Hi Mike,

          Yes when i started the tutorial the updated version of Eclipse wasn’t working. As new better tools are made available I switch to them. I use the ADT which you can find here. I believe it is Eclipse Kepler, but that doesn’t matter since it is branded by Google and everything is available from that one download.

          I hope that clears everything up πŸ™‚

          • Michael Burch says:

            I have deleted my old eclipse and installed the new one from the link here & I am getting a bunch of “Conflicting handlers for org.eclipse.ui.edit.cut” errors when I open it & the Android SDK doesn’t appear to be installed (No android icons at the top) either. Please help!

            Thanks again,

  75. Vivian Vincent says:

    Hi Derek,

    I am new in the field of android programming I watched your android videos and i have never seen such interactive online tutorial.Currently was working on a TI hardware ie cc3000 wifi based home automation technology in that they have provided the sample code which we are open to edit.I am working in power electronics based company now i have to develop a UPS control app in which i have to monitor in the different parms and turn on and turn off the UPS(uninterruptible power supply)the source code which the TI people provide is very big contains different java files.
    Can you help me with this.
    link to cc3000


    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Vivian,

      While I’d love to get into electronics, because that is what I do a lot of as well, I’m not in a position right now to do videos on them. Thank you for the request. I will definitely cover the CC3000.

  76. Jeff says:

    Hi Derek,
    I just signed up for the Samsung developer account and I look forward to learning how to develop an App. I’ve been teaching myself how to develop an App very recently so I’m still beginner. Even with my minor in CS, building an app is not easy, but your videos have been a great deal of help, and I see your website has great content like web development. Still working on the sending a message one. Right now, I have a Samsung Galaxy Lite, and could not afford the newer versions out there. If I won the new phone, I would probably not upgrade for another 5-10 years lol. If I won the money, I would go back to college for CS. If I won the watch, it’ll be neat to have. Thanks for the consideration.

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Jeff, I’ll be giving away 5 more Galaxy Note 3s over the next few weeks. If you can draw you can enter to win the one offered this week. I’ll also be giving the others away. I wish you luck πŸ™‚

  77. Tiffany says:

    Derek, I’m not quite sure where to post this question. I’ve gone through your Android dev videos several times and I’m stuck on an error that neither I nor the code devs can figure out.

    With Eclipse Indigo, Java 1.6 or 1.7, Android plugins, etc… on Windows 7.

    When I run my emulator on two different codes by two different devs I get the same error. Emulator opens then apk loads on device, then I get an Unfortunatley app has stopped error. I get this also when running an apk on an actual device.

    The log errors all read:

    java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to instantiate activity ComponentInfo{com……

    Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: Didn’t find class “com…..

    I assume I’m missing a check box somewhere in the Eclipse platform or a tool. I have all the Android tools installed and updated.

    If you could shed any light on this I’d really appreciate it. I’ll be more than happy to buy you a cup of coffee!

  78. gidon says:

    hey DEREK.

    Of course I would like to thank you deeply for all of your amazing efforts and tutorials.

    I’m making an app using an external (online) db…and I have no clue as to how to connect and deal with a cloud/online server…
    I’d love to hear your inputs.

    thank you.

  79. gidon says:


    I have a suggestion- coming from the student point of view-
    it seems that during writing my own app. , a lot of questions are appearing (when most of them are basic),
    AND in order to find the hidden answers, i spend a lot of time searching in the previous (amazing) tutorials… very time consuming…
    I’d like to suggest that you’ll make a sort of FAQ and answers in the beginning of each topic, so that for example , when I need to know how to open a db inside my android project I won’t need to toggle through ALL of the (great) sql and other tutorials…
    just a suggestion… keep on the fantastic work – PLEASE.
    thank you.

    • Derek Banas says:

      Yes that is basically what I’m doing with the new tutorials. They focus on just one topic. I have been trying to keep them shorter as well. I hope to better organize them as I go and also link to specific times in each video. Thank you for the input.

  80. laxman says:

    when i click sdk manager i get this in console box .[SDK Manager] The system cannot find the path specified.

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