What is Android Studio?
Android Studio is an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) to develop apps and some basic games (complex and high-end games are developed on game engines). Developers use it to create apps targeted towards Android OS devices including Android Phone, Tablet, Android TV, Android Wear, etc. It is available for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.
Install Android Studio on Windows 7/8/10
System Requirements for 64-bit Android Studio:
- Download Latest Stable Android Studio from https://developer.android.com/studio/
- Download the .
- Run the .exe file and follow the setup wizard. (New version of Android Studio comes bundled with JDK so you don’t need to do it separately from now)
- After installation, start Android Studio
- For the first time, choose “Do not import settings” (or Import to use previous installation’s settings)
- Connect to the Internet
- Choose your theme
- Click Finish. It’ll find and download SDK Components (probably around 1.5 GB)
- You can start developing Android Apps & Games now.
Add Android SDK to system path (Optional)
Adding Android SDK to the system path is not necessary but it is useful if later you want to develop apps using Ionic or Cordova or want to develop games on different IDEs and Game Engines.
- Right click on This PC (My Computer on Windows 7)
- Click Properties
- Click Advanced System Settings
- Under Advanced tab, click Environment Variables
- Choose Path and click Edit
- Click New
- Add “%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Android\Sdk\” to the path (without quotes) and click OK.
There are some resources available for Beginners and Intermediate Android Developers.
If you are new to Android Development and want to learn about it.
Here are some books available on Amazon: Android Development Books
Also, there is a good online course available on Coursera:
Learn Android App Development from Vanderbilt University on Coursera. Enroll today!