Create your first Android app

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Introduction to Android Studio

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Learn about Android Studio and how you can use it to build apps. You can find the official documentation at

Download and install Android Studio


Download and install Android Studio, Google's Android development environment.

Create and run your first Android app


Build your first Android app in Kotlin using Android Studio.

Run your app on a mobile device

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Learn how to set up an Android device and run your Android app on it.

Learn the basics of Android tests


Learn about automated tests in Android and where to find them within an Android project.


Test your knowledge of Android Studio, and earn your Android Studio badge.