Install Android Studio for Ubuntu 18.10

Installing android studio on ubuntu

Hello everybody, today I am going to write about the installation of android studio. How to install android studio for Ubuntu 18.10 system. We all know that, there are lots problems during installation of the android studio. So, this article will help you to come across the problem.

So, lets get started.

Table of contents

  • What is Android Studio
  • Requirements
  • Install JAVA
  • Download Android Studio
  • Installation
  • Create first project

What is Android studio?

Android studio is a software that used to build and edit android apps. It is developed by jetbrains and works on IntelliJ. Google is the owner of the android studio and it is totally free software for everybody.

Credit: google

Requirements

Before installing android studio there are some requirements to keep in mind or to follows.

  1. I am writing the installation process for Ubuntu
  2. Root access
  3. Latest version of Java (JDK) must be installed already

Install JAVA

In android studio everything is done by java. So, In order to use android studio you must have to install the latest version of java jdk for Ubuntu.

$ sudo apt install oracle-java10-set-default

To verify whether the java has been installed or not, use this command in your terminal.

$ java –version

java 10.0.2 2018-07-17
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 18.3 (build 10.0.2+13)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 18.3 (build 10.0.2+13, mixed mode)

If you will get this information, It means your system has successfully downloaded the java. Noe move on the next section of the installation process.

Download Android Studio

Now you have to download the android studio from it’s official website.

Android studio official site

Go to that first link, you can see this kind of page if you have Ubuntu system.

Android studio for ubuntu 18

Download the android studio 3.2.1 for Linux 64-bit as per choice of your system. The size of android studio zip file is 1 GB approx. It will ask for accept terms and condition and then will start downloading.

Now, I assumed that you successfully downloaded the android studio and it is available in your downloads folder in the form of zip file.

Installation

Just right click on the ZIP file and select extract here and extract in the same folder.

Go to the android studio folder >> bin.

Inside the bin folder you can see studio.sh file. This studio.sh file is a executable file

At the very first we have to give the permission to that file. Run the following command to change the permission. I am assuming that you are in /bin directory

$ chmod 777 studio.sh

Now run the studio.sh file by using this command.

$ sudo ./studio.sh

That’s it, easy! now you can see this type of interface on the desktop.

android studio installation process
android studio installation process

You can set the SDK by the following process, in case of your sdk is not defined by default. Just click on Configure on the home and select SDK Manager.

set up sdk for android studio
set up sdk for android studio

During installation of Android Studio, it will be specified, select the folder manually in case of not. Apply and then press OK.

specify the location of sdk in android studio
specify the location of sdk in android studio

Create first project

Now the time is to create your first project in android studio. On the home window of the android studio, just click on Start a new Android Studio project.

android studio home window
android studio home window

Select the name of the project, company domain name and choose the optional packages if required and click next.

In the next step, select the minimum version of android which can able to run your app.

Now, we came on the main window of the android studio editor.

That was the installation of the android studio. In the next upcoming articles, we will see some more features of the android studio.

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