I guess you have seen the android developers
website. It has good instructions for setting up and using Eclipse. One thing that beginners overlook is the need to follow the instructions very
closely. (not your fault of course, you can't be expected to appreciate, to begin with, what is significant and what is not) Make sure you get the result you should at every step, and then
If you have problems with a particular "recipe" it will help here - or anywhere else - if you post a link to the instructions you are following as well as a description of the problem: ie the exact point at which you get different results from the tutorial you are following, and the results you get. Don't be afraid to start over if you have the slightest suspicion you might have screwed up a few steps before. It's painful to begin with, but that's par for the course.
You do need to spend time getting use to the Java language: what sorts of things you can express and how you express them, also how programs are constructed (made up out of classes). The tutorials and whitepapers etc on the android developer's site are very good, but once you move beyond saying "hello" to the world they do assume some facility with the language.
Get yourself a good book. Something recent and secondhand from Amazon, eg. Sadly computing books are infuriatingly wordy, and there's nothing you can do about that. (Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson made a huge contribution to computing, but Kernighan & Ritchie's classic had zero effect on $-driven authors and publishers.) But a thorough introduction to the language is needed (and, imho, a print version helps). Oracle's Tutorial
is indispensable and should be bookmarked and consulted often as you code.
However you go about learning the language you can afford to spend little (or no?) time on Swing if your intention is Android programming. Android has its own approach to GUI programming. The android developer's site describes the Android specific things well but, to repeat, you will need to spend time on the nuts and bolts, and it is not time wasted.