What dpi should be set in Photoshop for Android icons?

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Jan 22, 2013 6:18:35 AM via Website

For designing launcher icons in Android platform, the corresponding guideline says:

Start with large artboards

Because you will need to create assets for different screen densities, it is best to start your icon designs on large artboards with dimensions that are multiples of the target icon sizes. For example, launcher icons are 96, 72, 48, or 36 pixels wide, depending on screen density. If you initially draw launcher icons on an 864x864 artboard, it will be easier and cleaner to tweak the icons when you scale the artboard down to the target sizes for final asset creation.

But here I can't understand what's meant by 864x864 artboard. Can anyone clarify?

Also, what's the DPI to be set in Photoshop?

In web platform, we normally set 72dpi to design icons of all sizes that ranges from 16x16 to 512x512.
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Mar 7, 2013 8:06:19 PM via Website

Create your icon in Illustrator instead.
Then use "Save for Web" to create png images for the various sizes; 96x96, 72x72, 48x72, or 36x36 px.