Android Development Kit 2016

It’s been a while since I had written an Android app – I mean a real one, not just some HTML5 sized to display on an Android or a IMac or IPad, or tablet.  The first task was to download and install the Android Studio which needs a Java Development Kit.  I have a several years old Dell running Ubuntu 14.04 and the machine was hostile to an upgrade to 16.04 the latest stable release. After reading stories from around the internet that advised an upgrade to 16.04 or later was advisable as Ubuntu 14.04 was hostile and didn’t play nicely the Android Development Kit and the Java Development Kit if less than Java 1.8 didn’t play nice, and everyone had too much trouble getting it to work, etc.