AWS SDK for Android

The AWS SDK for Android is a collection of tools for developers creating applications for the Android operating system.

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) SDK for Android comes with:

  • Java APIs (application programming interfaces) for connection to important AWS components such as Amazon S3, Amazon SQS, Amazon SNS and DynamoDB.
  • Class libraries that eliminate the need to deal with lower-level code for inner workings like networking redundancy and error checking.
  • Code samples with common usage examples to build applications.
  • Documentation and reference material for the workings of the AWS SDK for Android API.

The minimum requirements for the AWS for Android SDK are Android 2.3 (API Level 10) or greater, the SDK and the Android development tools. Access to the SDK environment requires an AWS account and access keys.

The software development kit (SDK) is part of Amazon’s platform-agnostic approach in their quest to reach all devices with their web store, Amazon marketplace.

See a video introduction to the AWS SDK for Android:


This was last updated in April 2014

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