How to Install Android Studio (Complete Guide)

How to Install Android Studio (Complete Guide) – After installing and configuring the JDK (Java Development Kit), we will learn how to install Android Studio on Windows 7 OS (also for other Windows versions). Come see more tutorial on installing IDE Android Studio in this article.
 
 

1. What is Android Studio

Quoted from developer.android.com Android Studio is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Android application development, based on IntelliJ IDEA.
 
In 2013 Google announced that Android Studio was the official IDE for developing Android-based applications. And no longer fully supports Eclipse.
 
Android Studio offers more features to increase your productivity when creating android applications, for example:
 
  • Flexible Gradle based version system
  • A fast and feature-rich emulator
  • An integrated environment for development for all Android devices
  • And many other advantages.
 

2. Hardware Requirements

The minimum hardware / computer specifications that can be used to run the IDE Android Studio are quoted from the official Android web, namely:
 

1. Windows

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/10 (32- or 64-bit)
  • Minimum 3GB RAM, 8GB of recommended RAM; add 1GB for the Android Emulator
  • The minimum available disk space is 2 GB,
  • 4 GB is recommended (500MB for IDE + 1.5GB for Android SDK and emulator system images)
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 800
  • For acceleration emulators: 64-bit operating systems and Intel® processors with support for Intel® VT-x, Intel® EM64T (Intel® 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit functionality
 

2. Mac Os (OS X)

  • Mac® OS X® 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher, up to 10.12 (macOS Sierra)
  • Minimum 3GB RAM, 8GB of recommended RAM; add 1GB for the Android Emulator
  • The minimum available disk space is 2 GB,
  • 4 GB is recommended (500MB for IDE + 1.5GB for Android SDK and emulator system images)
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 800
 

3. Linux

  • GNOME or KDE Desktop

Tested on Ubuntu® 12.04, Precise Pangolin (64-bit distribution that is capable of running 32-bit applications).

  • 64-bit distribution that is capable of running 32-bit applications
  • GNU C Library (glibc) 2.19 or newer
  • Minimum 3GB RAM, 8GB of recommended RAM; add 1GB for the Android Emulator
  • The minimum available disk space is 2 GB,
  • 4 GB is recommended (500MB for IDE + 1.5GB for Android SDK and emulator system images)
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 800
  • For accelerator emulators: Intel® processors with support for Intel® VT-x, Intel® EM64T (Intel® 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit functionality, or AMD processors with support for AMD Virtualization ™ (AMD-V ™)
 

3. Versions of Android Studio

The newest version of Android Studio in 2019, precisely last April, is Vers 3.4.1. Previously there were also versions: 2.3, 3.0.1, 3.0.4, 3.3.2 and other older versions.
 
Of course the newer the features and quality are getting better.
 

4. How to Install Android Studio

During the installation process of Android Studio, the computer or laptop must be connected to a stable internet, because there will be a process of downloading the supporting components.
 
Immediately the following are the steps to installing Android Studio:
 
  • First step, please download android studio on the official website. Click here
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  • Click agree, then click download.
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  • And follow the next command until the download process is complete, open the exe file
  • Wait until the verifying process complete
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  • Click next after the Install Android Studio display appears
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  • Click next to install all components from Android Studio
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  • Specify the storage location of the Android Studio and SDK. The default is stored on Local Disk (C) then click Next
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  • Click Install
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  • Wait until the installation process is complete, click next
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  • And click finish
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Until here, the install process for Android Studio has not been completed. We continue now !!
 
  • There will be two choices like the picture below, because the first time you install IDE Android Studio, so click the second option, which is Do not import settings.
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  • Then the Android Studio launcer will appear.
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  • Make sure the laptop or computer used is connected to the internet. Wait until the SDK download process is complete.
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  • After the SDK download is complete, the Android Studio welcome display will appear
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  • Click next then select Install Mode (here I choose custom), then click next
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  • Select the Android UI theme.
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  • Here the SDK component will be installed, (check android virtual device) then click next
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  • Click Finish, and wait for the download to complete (make sure the computer / laptop is connected to the internet)
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  • Component download process, if you click finish.
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  • If the download is complete, the Android Studio initial window will appear
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That’s the tutorial on how to install Android Studio on a Windows operating system (Mac or Linux follows). After installing Android Studio, make sure you also install the SDK.