This article going to show you the complete guide on how to download and also, install Android Studio 3.1.1 for Android app development. Android Studio IDE was launched by Google in recent years to improve the overall app development experience. Right below, I have a full step by step guide which will show you how to correctly install Android Studio.
Android Studio’s job is to provide the interface for you to create your apps and to handle much of the complicated file-management behind the scenes. The programming language you will be using is Java and this will be installed separately on your machine. Android Studio is simply where you will write, edit and save your projects and the files that comprise said projects. At the same time, Android Studio will give you access to the Android SDK or ‘Software Development Kit’. Think of this as an extension to the Java code that allows it to run smoothly on Android devices and take advantage of the native hardware. Java is needed to write the programs, the Android SDK is needed to make those programs run on Android and Android Studio has the job of putting it all together for you. At the same time, Android Studio also enables you to run your code, either through an emulator or through a piece of hardware connected to your machine. for more info click here.
Prerequisites For Learning Android Studio:
There are two prerequisites for learning Android Studio tips:
System Requirement – First your system OS must be either Windows, Mac OS X or Linux with below requirement:
- Microsoft Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/2003/XP (32 or 64 bit)
- Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher, up to 10.10 to up 10.10.2 up 10.10.3 on 10.10.5 (Yosemite)
- GNOME or KDE or Unity desktop on Ubuntu or Fedora or GNU/Linux Debian
- Minimum RAM: 2GB
- Recommended RAM: 4GB
- Disk Space: 500 MB disk space
- Android SDK Space Requirement: At least 1 GB for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches
- JDK: Java Development Kit (JDK) 7 or higher
- Screen Resolution: 1280×800 minimum screen resolution
- Prefer faster processor according to your budget
The second thing you need is to download Android Studio on your system and install it. It is available for free download on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux OS.
How to Install Android Studio
NOTE: As mentioned earlier, Java tools are to be downloaded and installed prior to installing Android Studio. For ease, the links to downloadable files are given below:
Step 1 – You need download the Android Studio 3.1.1 package itself. It is available right here!
#2. When the download finishes, you will get “android-studio-ide”. Your file-name may differ due to version differences but it will generally be similar. Run this file by double-clicking on it.
#3. launched “android-studio-3.1.1” to start the installation process, click Next.
#3. the following dialog box, which gives you the option to decline to install the Android SDK (included with the installer) and an Android Virtual Device (AVD). I chose to keep the default settings
#4. After clicking Next, you’ll be asked to change the installation locations for Android Studio and the Android SDK. Change the location or accept the default location and click next.
#5. The installer default to creating a shortcut for launching this program, or you can choose to decline. I recommend that you create the shortcut, then click the install to begin the installation.
#6. The dialog box will inform you when the installation has finished. When you click Next, you should see the following:
#7. To complete your installation, leave the Start Android Studio box checked and click Finish.
#8. After you click on finish and run the Android Studio 3.1.1 for the very first time, it will take you through another setup wizard. Click Next on the first window.
#8. When you click Next, the setup wizard invites you to select an installation type for your SDK components. For now, I recommend you keep the default standard setting.
#9. We have selected our favorite dark “IntelliJ” theme, you can change this setting afterward as well. Once selected, click Next
#10. After clicking next, verify your setting, then click Finish to continue.
#11. The resulting window will show all the components that would be downloaded by Android Studio along with the download size. Wait for everything to download.
#12. Finally, click Finish to complete the wizard. You should see the Welcome to Android Studio dialog box.
You’ll use this dialog to start up a new Android Studio project, work with an existing project, and more. You can access it anytime by double-clicking the Android Studio shortcut on your desktop.