Here’s the quickest way I know to get Eclipse up and running with the Android SDK plugin. To install each of these packages, go to Help->Install New Software, add the given URI as a package source, and install the given package. Eclipse may prompt you to restart after some installs.

Source Package GEF SDK EMF SDK 2.5.0 (EMF + XSD) Web Tools Platform / Eclipse XML Editors and Tools Developer Tools

That should do it for you!

Last night I left my Droid sitting on my desk, at about 80% charge. An hour later I picked it up and it wouldn’t turn on. No response to pressing or holding the power button, and even replacing the battery didn’t get it to turn on. I figured the battery was drained and plugged it in this morning–whereupon it booted up and showed 75% charged!

The Verizon store was disappointing. They told me I had installed too many apps and should run advanced task killer frequently. Really, guys? You think I ran out of battery and recharged to 70% in a matter of seconds this morning? No suggestions as to how to hard-reset the device. They also disavowed the autofocus bug… which neatly explains why the camera focuses in under two minutes as of this morning. I guess I should have expected the runaround to begin with.

Other than that, I love the device. It’s easily the most responsive UI out of all the phones I’ve played with, including the iPhone. There are some software oversights–I can’t move emails between folders, for example–but by and large it’s been pretty solid.

$ adb devices List of devices attached ???????????? no permissions

A few things have changed since the Android docs were written. If you want to talk to your Motorola Droid via ADB in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic, I recommend the following udev rule.

# /etc/udev/rules.d/99-android.rules SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="22b8", SYMLINK+="android_adb", MODE="0666" GROUP="plugdev"
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