How to download and install Android Studio

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Are you starting to develop your own Android apps? Then you will necessarily need Android Studio, the development environment created by Google. Follow our tutorial to learn how to download and install it.





Are you tired of being just a user and want to go to the other side of the mirror to create your first applications? Already started learning a compatible programming language?

So all you have to do is get started. For this you will necessarily need Android Studio. But what is it, and how can you install it? We will guide you.

What is Android Studio?

Android Studio is the development environment directly provided by Google to be able to create applications for its mobile operating system. A development environment is software that provides all the tools you need to program, compile and test your application before it is launched.

Thus, Android Studio provides an improved text editor to allow you to create your code and access all Google APIs, but also an integrated compiler to be able to create your final application, and everything you need to then test this application by through an emulator or by sending it directly to your mobile phone.



Android Studio allows you to test everything on any device in the Android universe, from the many types of smartphones available to Wear OS or Android TV. Once your project is complete and tested, you can send it directly to Google for publication on the Play Store.

How to install Android Studio

Install Android Studio on Windows

The procedure is very simple. First, you just need to download the latest version of Android Studio from the Google site. It is a simple .exe like any application.

When installing, leave the default settings unchanged. At the end of it, you have the option of importing a previously made configuration of your development environment. On a first installation, select "do not import". Let yourself be guided, and you will soon be ready to start Android development.


Install Android Studio on Mac

First download Android Studio as a .dmg file from the Google site. Launch it for the first time, then drag Android Studio into your Applications folder.


The configuration is then the same as for Windows.

Install Android Studio on Linux

Under Linux, you will first need to download the dedicated .zip file from the Google site. Unzip the file in a suitable place, like /usr/local/ or /opt/ if you want the application to be shared locally with other users.

To launch Android Studio, launch the terminal, navigate to the /android-studio/bin/ directory and run studio.sh.

On a 64-bit Ubuntu machine, you will also have additional libraries. To install them, run the following command:

« sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 lib32z1 libbz2-1.0:i386 »

On 64-bit Fedora, the command is this:

« sudo yum install zlib.i686 ncurses-libs.i686 bzip2-libs.i686 »

You are now ready to code your first application!

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