I made it my challenge to get it running on Linux.
What i did.
Installing the below is only done once it's not as scary as it looks.
1)Run in Terminal
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre openjdk-7-jdk icedtea-7-plugin
2)Run this in Terminal
3)Run this in Terminal to extract the downloaded file
tar -xvzf android-sdk_r21.1-linux.tgz
You should get the below click install far right
Once you get the message saying the SDK and AVD are updated
6) Go back into Terminal and run from home
Copy and paste the below into the file like so and save
Once this is done Restart Linux.
Now you have the SDK installed use terminal and put in
this will start the SDK you can make a launcher if you want.
Click New and use the settings i have
Click the new item and hit start
Once it loads up you should have a screen that looks like a phone (android sdk)