Doc: Describe managing Android SDK packages

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For more information, see \l{Qt for Android}.
\section2 Specifying Android Device Settings
To configure connections between \QC and Android devices:
\list 1
\li Select \uicontrol Tools > \uicontrol Options > \uicontrol Devices >
\uicontrol Android to add paths to the Android NDK and SDK.
\uicontrol Android.
\image qtcreator-options-android1.png "Android options"
\li In the \uicontrol {JDK location} field, add the path to the JDK.
You can use the \inlineimage download.png
(\uicontrol Download) button to go to the site where you can
download the JDK. \QC checks the JDK installation and reports
\li In the \uicontrol {Android Settings} group, add paths to the Android
NDK and SDK.
You can use the \inlineimage download.png
(\uicontrol Download) buttons to go to the sites where you can download
the Android NDK and SDK.
\image qtcreator-options-android1.png "Android options"
The SDK Manager checks the Android NDK and SDK installations,
reports errors, and offers to install the necessary packages.
\image qtcreator-options-android2.png "Android NDK and SDK checks"
For more information, see \l {Managing Android SDK Packages}.
\li Select the \uicontrol {Automatically create kits for Android tool chains}
check box to allow \QC to create the kits for you. \QC displays a
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\uicontrol {Select Android Devices} dialog.
\section2 Managing Android SDK Packages
Since Android SDK Tools version 25.3.0, only a command-line tool,
{sdkmanager}, is provided by Android for SDK package management. To make SDK
management easier, \QC provides an SDK Manager for installing, updating, and
removing SDK packages. You can still use sdkmanager for advanced SDK
When you add paths to the Anroid NDK and SDK in the device options, the
SDK Manager checks that all the necessary SDK packages have been installed.
If packages are missing or updates are needed, the SDK Manager offers to
add and remove packages, as necessary. Before taking action, it prompts you
to accept the changes it is about to make. In addition, it prompts you to
accept Google licenses, as necessary.
To view the installed Android SDK packages, select \uicontrol Tools >
\uicontrol Options > \uicontrol Devices > \uicontrol Android >
\uicontrol {SDK Manager}.
\image qtcreator-android-sdk-manager.png "Android SDK Manager"
To filter the packages, select \uicontrol Available, \uicontrol Installed,
or \uicontrol All in \uicontrol {Show Packages}.
To update the installed Android SDK packages, select
\uicontrol {Update Installed}. Select the packages to update, and then
select \uicontrol Apply.
To specify advanced sdkmanager settings, select
\uicontrol {Advanced Options} and enter arguments in the
\uicontrol {SDK Manager arguments} field. The available arguments are listed
and described in \uicontrol {Available arguments}.
To manage packages installed from Android SDK Tools version 25.2.5, or
earlier, you can use the native Android SDK Manager. The \QC SDK Manager and
the native SDK Manager are mutually exclusive, because they are used for
different Android SDK Tools versions. If you have the native SDK Manager
installed, you can open it by selecting \uicontrol {Native SDK Manager}.
\section1 Selecting Android Devices
When you deploy an application to an Android device with Android
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