wow, i am so glad i happened upon BBQLinux. this is exaclty what i have been looking for. the install was fast and flawless (using the 2015.02.01 iso). everything i needed to build android was preinstalled, synced my repo and started a build in less than 30 minutes from the time i started the install
hats off to you guys, this will be my linux distro from now on!!