I’d like to get started developing Android apps and I’m looking for a recommendation for a development environment. Every online comparison I can find includes Microsoft which I immediately discount because of it’s bloat. My daily driver is Windows 7 x64 with Comodo Firewall (most tracking, and toxic “updates” removed).
I’ve programmed embedded systems before (microcontrollers) but I’m very new to Android development. IDEs tend to hook into the OS so I don’t want to install one without good reasons. Thanks!