eclipse sdk

I am starting to use eclipse ide for developing android apps for my samsun tab.

I downloaded and installed eclipse and it seems to work ok

When I go down to pulldown window and choose sdk manager it says "sdk manager will show up shortly" but nothing ever does....

all info I found on web seems to be for way old versions of this stuff....

I downloiaded the eclipse bundle from and have the eclipse ide running but dont understand the significance of android sdk manager?? how are these to work together? what other (packages?) do I need to install, what is relation between sdk mgr and eclipse, basic questions like that, thanks
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Peter HartCommented:
I've stopped using the Eclipse SDK  and use the Android Studio - its much better.
completely self contained and has everything.
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smcsmc1Author Commented:
thanks, am wondering if this is the consensus or do other people think differentlly?
smcsmc1Author Commented:
thanks, did a google and was convinced to follow your idea
smcsmc1Author Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for smcsmc1's comment #a40297499

for the following reason:

told me what I needed to know
Peter HartCommented:
I think "told me what I needed to know" means I get the points ?
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