Ok being somewhat new to Linux I am having trouble figuring out how to install the development platform from google for their phone OS called Android.
(I want to install it so I can develop an app for Android phones.)
The google android Linux SDK can be found here
They have a TGZ file.
I see no reference to android developer environment in either synaptic package installer or software installer.
I gather that mint hasn't put it on their approved app packages yet?
So how does one manually install a package like that?
And I confess I have now realized I am not sure of the difference between the package manager and the software manager in Mint.
Does one retrieve prescreened/approved software packages from online and put them on your computer and the other install them on the computer?
this thread didn't really help but I read it:
Again what I am really asking here is in general how do you install a package through a tgz or DEB or bin that yuo have to manually download?
(My specific intent is the Android SDK but I wan tto know how to do it for other software I only can get by manually downloading the tgz or deb)