Release: AWS SDK for Android (Beta) 0.1.0

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Initial release of the AWS SDK for Android (Beta).


Submitted By: Glenn@AWS
Release Date: December 8, 2010 10:10 PM GMT
Created On: December 8, 2010 10:10 PM GMT
Last Updated: December 8, 2010 10:10 PM GMT

What's New?

Change Description
Initial release

The AWS SDK for Android makes it easier for software developers to call an AWS web service API directly from a mobile application. Previously, developers either wrote their own libraries to handle the HTTP connection, request retries, and error handling, or built additional infrastructure to proxy the API requests through a server fleet. With the mobile SDKs, developers can write software that uses AWS infrastructure in their mobile applications, including:

  • Storage - Store and retrieve any amount of data using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).
  • Database - Add a highly available, scalable, and flexible non-relational data store using Amazon SimpleDB with little or no administrative burden.
  • Messaging - Integrate reliable, highly scalable mobile-to-mobile communication into applications using Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), and Amazon Simple Notifications Service (Amazon SNS).

Example applications developers can build with the SDK include:

  • A media application that uploads photos, videos, and more to Amazon S3 for world-wide distribution through Amazon CloudFront.
  • A social game that shares moves, high scores, and other data between devices using Amazon SimpleDB.
  • A messaging client that broadcasts messages between devices using Amazon SQS and Amazon SNS, without requiring any additional server infrastructure.

Learn more about the AWS SDK for Android at

Supported API Versions

This release of the AWS SDK for Android supports the following API versions:

Service API Version
Amazon S3 2006-03-01
Amazon SimpleDB 2009-04-15
Amazon SQS 2009-02-01
Amazon SNS 2010-03-31

Known Issues

Issue Description
Installation on Android SDK on 64-bit Windows 7

In order to use the AWS SDK for Android, you must first install the Android SDK. To install the Android SDK on 64-bit Windows 7, you need to download the .zip archive of the SDK from

You also need to ensure that your JAVA_HOME is set to the correct path for your JDK.
You need to ensure that Java is on your PATH.
Go to the directory where you unzipped the Android SDK and change to the tools directory.
From that location, run 'android.bat update sdk'.


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