We try to maintain scripts to rapidly onboard new developers and maintain consistency across teams/members. We used to install the Android SDK and NDK tools via command line as part of our scripts, download all the platforms we need and tools, and then setup android studio to use them. Since the release of Android 26 this doesn't seem possible and Android wants it to all be done via Studio. Is there any reason why the below scenario would not work?
Android Studio: 2.3.3 - Installed via
brew cask install android-studio
brew cask install android-sdk
For osx and the new Android Studio (2.3.3 at this time) the sdk is now in ~/Library/Android/platforms and the tools are in ~/Library/Android/platform-tools so add those to our path instead of using brew.