Android studio setup


All required tools to develop Android applications are freely available and can be download from the Web.

Android Studio provides the fastest tools for building apps on every type of Android device. Android Studio is official IDE of android. Android application can be developed on either of the following operating systems...

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux

To download and install Android Studio go to https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html and download appropriate installer for your system.


System requirement for android studio

  • Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32- or 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended
  • 2 GB of available disk space minimum, 4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 8
  • For accelerated emulator: 64-bit operating system and Intel processor with support for Intel VT-x, Intel EM64T (Intel 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit functionality
  • Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher, up to 10.11.4 (El Capitan)
  • 2 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended
  • 2 GB of available disk space minimum, 4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image) 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution Java Development Kit (JDK) 6
  • GNOME or KDE desktop
  • 64-bit distribution capable of running 32-bit applications
  • GNU C Library (glibc) 2.11 or later
  • 2 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended
  • 2 GB of available disk space minimum, 4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 8
  • For accelerated emulator: Intel processor with support for Intel VT-x, Intel EM64T (Intel 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit functionality, or AMD processor with support for AMD Virtualization(AMD-VM)

Download and install java development kit (JDK)


How to setup java development kit (JDK) on Windows

  • Find out where Java is installed. If you didn't change the path during installation, it will be something like this: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_65
  • In Windows 7 right click My Computer and select Properties > Advanced.
    In Windows 8 go to Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings.
  • Click the Environment Variables button.
  • Under System Variables, click New.
  • In the Variable Name field, enter:
    JAVA_HOME if you installed the JDK (Java Development Kit)
    or
    JRE_HOME if you installed the JRE (Java Runtime Environment)
  • In the Variable Value field, enter your JDK or JRE installation path. If the path contains spaces, use the shortened path name, for example C:\\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_65)
  • Check path variable
    if jdk entry is present then don't do anything else click Edit add C:\\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_65\bin; at the begining of entries and click on Ok. I am assuming C:\\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_65 is your jdk path
  • Click OK and Apply Changes as prompted.


How to setup java development kit (JDK) on Linux

Linux, suppose JDK is installed in /usr/local/jdk1.6.0_15. Use C shell and put following code into your .cshrc file.
setenv PATH /usr/local/jdk1.7.0_75/bin:$PATH
setenv JAVA_HOME /usr/local/jdk1.7.0_75

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