What is Android Studio? How to install it?

What is Android Studio

It is the official “integrated development environment” (IDE) for Google’s Android operating system, built on JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA software, and specifically designed for building Android apps. Simply put, it is a software that is used to create Android apps. It was announced on 16 May 2013 at Google’s I/O conference.

Features of Android Studio Futures of Android Studio

Based on Intellij IDEA, it provides the fastest turnaround time on your coding and running workflow.

It provides Visual Layout Editor, means you can quickly create layout by adding different attributes like Button, Label etc by drag and drop.

It is intelligent code editor that allows you to write better code, work faster and provides advanced code completion and code analysis.

In this, you get a faster and better emulator, so that you can easily run applications on different devices and see them.

It provides a unified environment where you can build apps for all Android devices.

Built-in Templates are also available in this, if you want you can use them.

It also supports C++ and Native Development Kit (NDK).

System requirements

To install Android Studio, the computer should have the following configuration-

Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit or 64-bit)

There should be at least 4 GB of RAM. If it is 8 GB then it will be better.

Minimum 2 GB space should be free in the hard disk. If it is 4 GB then it will be better. (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)

The screen resolution should be minimum 1280 x 800.

How to install android studio in computer.

To install it in the computer, first of all go to the given link (Click here for Download Android Studio) and download it. After that, launch Android Studio by double-clicking on the Setup file (.exe).
Before lunch, make sure that JDK (Java Development Kit) is installed in your computer system or not, because if you have to do coding in java to make an app, then JDK will have to be installed in the computer. After installing JDK, launch Android Studio by double-clicking on the Setup file (.exe), for more information a video is given below.

Note– If you have downloaded a zip file of Android Studio, then unpack the zip, after extracting the zip you will get Android-Studio folder, copy it and go to C Drive. Then open Android Studio > bin folder and launch Studio 64.exe (for 64-bit computer) or Studio 32.exe (for 32-bit computer).

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