multiple packages installed via the SDK Manager

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Jan 25, 2015 8:13:41 PM via Website

I'm looking into the SDK Manager and see that several SDK Tools (rev 21) are installed. The complete Android 5.0.1(API21) is also installed, and so the Android 4.4.2(API19) is also installed. Should the Android 4.4.2 package be installed, or should I uninstall it? What are the ramifications to having both or more installed?

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Jan 26, 2015 8:49:52 AM via Website

My tip: Do not uninstall it. You will probably need it, depending on the libraries you are gonna use. Because stuff like libraries depend on specific versions. E.g. if you use the google play services library and you do not have API 9 installed, you will see something like "Unable to resolve target 'android-9" (not sure if the newest still does that).

To avoid this annoying errors I personally always install all available API versions. But of course you can just use whatever you think you need and install other stuff when you see the need to (e.g. lib demands it).