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HOWTO: Get Calendar application on Android emulator

technologyandroidmobileopensourceSat 15 May 2010 03:52:47(Last updated: Mon 17 May 2010 14:14:26)No comments

While the Android Calendar application is part of the source code for Android, it is not included in the SDK Emulator image.

It turns out this is for a rather good reason: They are useless on their own. Android Calendar is tied into Google Apps. You can't have a standalone calendar.

In the hope these instructions will help somebody else:

  1. Get the Android source code and build it
  2. The Calendar.apk and CalendarProvider.apk files are in out/target/product/generic/system/app/
  3. You can install these into the emulator using adb install <filename>

UPDATE (18th May):Here are the two APK's for those interested:


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