Android Kotlin Fundamentals: Install Android Studio

1. Welcome


In this codelab, you learn how to install Android Studio, Google's Android development environment.

What you'll need

  • A computer running Windows or Linux, or a Mac running macOS. Make sure that your system meets the latest system requirements.
  • Several gigabytes of free storage disk space in which to install and run Android Studio and related SDK and emulator images.
  • Internet access, or an alternative way to load the latest Android Studio installation files onto your computer.

What you'll learn

  • How to install and start the Android Studio integrated development environment (IDE).

2. Task: Install Android Studio

Android Studio provides a complete IDE, including an advanced code editor and app templates. It also contains tools for development, debugging, testing, and performance that make it faster and easier to develop apps. You can use Android Studio to test your apps with a large range of preconfigured emulators, or on your own mobile device. You can also build production apps and publish apps on the Google Play store.

Android Studio is available for computers running Windows or Linux, and for Macs running macOS. The newest OpenJDK (Java Development Kit) is bundled with Android Studio.

The installation is similar for all platforms. Any differences are noted below.

  1. Navigate to the Android Studio download page and follow the instructions to download and install Android Studio.
  2. Accept the default configurations for all steps, and ensure that all components are selected for installation.
  3. After the install is complete, the setup wizard downloads and installs additional components, including the Android SDK. Be patient, because this process might take some time, depending on your internet speed.
  4. When the installation completes, Android Studio starts, and you are ready to create your first project.

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