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System requirements for 100.6.0

This page lists system requirements for the 100.6.0 release of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android.

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Supported operating systems for development

The operating systems that ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android supports are the same as those listed for the Android SDK developed by Google. Generally, development is supported on Mac OS X (Intel), Linux, and Windows-based operating systems. Refer to Google documentation for the specific operating system versions that are supported.

Requirements for deploying your apps

Your apps can run on Android phones and tablets with the Android platform version 4.4 KitKat (API level 19) and above.


Android Studio

Esri supports and recommends the use of Android Studio (latest stable release) for development of apps that use ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android, as this is the IDE officially supported by Google for Android development.

For more recommended settings in Android Studio, see the Install and set up topic in this developer guide for ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android.

IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA is the IDE upon which Android Studio is based. However, IntelliJ IDEA comes bundled with an Android plugin and supports Android Gradle based build system so you can work directly with ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android in IntelliJ IDEA. More information about support for Android development in IntelliJ IDEA can be found here.

Android SDK support

The Android SDK Tools are required for development with this SDK . This component of the Android SDK is included with Android Studio. If you are developing with a different IDE you may need to install and set up these tools manually. Depending on your IDE, you may require an appropriate Java Development Kit (JDK) to be installed. JDKs can be downloaded from the Oracle website. Android Studio no longer requires a separate JDK to be installed.

Java 8 language features

Android Studio 3.0 introduced support for a subset of Java 8 language features that vary by Android platform version. These language features are used throughout the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android documentation and samples. To ensure these code examples compile when used in your app, set the compatibility of your app module in Android Studio to use Java 8 language features. For information on setting this compatibility, see Use Java 8 language features in the Develop your first map app with Java topic of this guide. If using a different IDE, you may need to manually configure Java 8 language use.


ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android uses OpenGL ES technology to render map images. This technology makes the product much more versatile and usable by reducing the memory footprint, dramatically improving rendering speeds and using less power. The 2D MapView uses OpenGL ES 3.0 if available on the device, otherwise OpenGL ES 2.0 is used. The 3D SceneView requires OpenGL ES 3.0.

You need to configure graphics acceleration when using an Android emulator. Information on how to enable it can be found here.

OpenGL ES 3.0 for geoanalysis

OpenGL ES 3.0 or above is required if you are using the geoanalysis tools (see the com.esri.arcgisruntime.geoanalysis package). These analysis classes primarily perform work on the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).

Requirements for ArcGIS software and connected services

To use ArcGIS Server data or services in your app, use ArcGIS Server version 10.3 or later. To use ArcGIS Server data when your app is offline, use ArcGIS Server version 10.3 or later.

To create mobile map packages for use in your ArcGIS Runtime SDK apps, use ArcGIS Pro version 2.2 or later.

To create mobile scene packages for use in your ArcGIS Runtime SDK apps, use ArcGIS Pro version 2.3 or later.

To create next generation locators (*.loz), use ArcGIS Pro version 2.3 or later. Next generation locators are only supported on 64-bit apps.

To create annotation layers for use in your ArcGIS Runtime SDK apps, use ArcGIS Pro version 2.3 or later. Annotation layers can be published to mobile map packages or to a service that uses ArcGIS Enterprise version 10.7 or later.

ArcGIS Desktop version 10.3 or later is required if you're using the Create Runtime Content capability. You can create ArcGIS Runtime SDK content in the ArcMap user interface or with the Create Runtime Content geoprocessing tool.

ArcGIS Runtime SDK works with ArcGIS Enterprise version 10.3 or later portals, and web maps created with these portals.

ArcGIS Runtime SDK works with utility network schema versions 2 and 3.

Versions of supported specifications

Specifications supported at 100.6.0 include the following:

  • Augmented reality:
    • ARCore version 1.8 is supported
  • GeoPackage versions 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2
  • Military standards APP-6(B), APP-6(D), MIL-STD-2525B (change 2), MIL-STD-2525C, and MIL-STD-2525D
  • Web Feature Service (WFS) versions 2.0.0 and 2.0.2
  • Web Map Service (WMS) versions 1.1.0, 1.1.1, and 1.3.0
  • WMTS version 1.0.0
  • I3S version 1.6

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