Getting Started With Android Studio 1.0 : Installation Procedure

Android Studio 1.0

Introduction

Android Studio is an IDE for developing Android applications, based on IntelliJ IDEA (the most advanced and intelligent Java IDE). With all of the capabilities IntelliJ has, now Android Studio also contains all these capabilities for Android development.

On Dec 08, 2014 Google released the Android Studio stable version with some advanced features that will help programmers to write optimized code and will also also help programmers and developers to develop the more reliable application.

Some of the brilliant features are as follows:
  • Flexible Gradle-based build system
  • Build variants and multiple APK file generation
  • Code templates to help you build common app features
  • Rich layout editor with support for drag and drop theme editing
  • LINT tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility and other problems as well
  • ProGuard and app-signing capabilities
  • Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, making it easy to integrate Google Cloud Messaging and App Engine
Of all the preceding features, the most important is the generation of multiple .apk files. That helps in Android wears development.


Gradle based build support

Gradle is a project automation tool that builds upon the concepts of Apache Ant and Apache Maven and introduces a Groovy-based domain-specific language (DSL) instead of the more traditional XML form of declaring the project configuration. Which is really exciting.


Google Cloud Platform

The Google Cloud Platform is a set of modular cloud-based services that allow you to create anything from simple websites to complex applications.


Installation procedure:

System Requirements

Windows

  • Microsoft® Windows® 8/7/Vista/2003 (32 or 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB RAM recommended
  • 400 MB hard disk space + at least 1 G for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 7
  • Optional for accelerated emulator: Intel® processor with support for Intel® VT-x, Intel® EM64T (Intel® 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit functionality

System Requirements

Mac OS X

  • Mac® OS X® 10.8.5 or higher, up to 10.9 (Mavericks)
  • 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB RAM recommended
  • 400 MB hard disk space
  • At least 1 GB for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 7
  • Optional for accelerated emulator: Intel® processor with support for Intel® VT-x, Intel® EM64T (Intel® 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit functionality

  • On Mac OS, run Android Studio with Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 for optimized font rendering. You can then configure your project to use Java Development Kit (JDK) 6 or JDK 7.

System Requirements

Linux

  • GNOME or KDE desktop
  • GNU C Library (glibc) 2.11 or later
  • 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB RAM recommended
  • 400 MB hard disk space
  • At least 1 GB for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • Oracle® Java Development Kit (JDK) 7

  • Tested on Ubuntu® 12.04, Precise Pangolin (64-bit distribution capable of running 32-bit applications.

Step One

Download Android Studio 1.0
or Check the official Android Studio blog for more information.

Step Two

Double-click on the setup android-setup-bundle.exe then the following image will appear and don't click it.

Step Three

It will ask to Choose the component Android SDK and virtual device but you have nothing to do as shown in the image and instead click Next.

Step Four

It will ask you to agree to the terms and conditions and click Next in other words press Next.

Step Five

Now the installation will complete. Now Android Studio is launched automatically but if not then launch it manually as shown in the preceding figure. It will ask for choosing devices as shown in the figure.

Step Six

Extracting files for Android Studio as shown in the figure.

Step Seven

Complete it by clicking on the Finish button.

Step Eight

Now the installation will complete. Now Android Studio is launched automatically but if not then launch it manually as shown in the preceding figure. It will ask for choosing devices as shown in the figure.

Step Nine

Downloading components means it updates on its own.
Next is the completion step, so click on Finish after downloading the updates.

Summary

This article shows the newer features released by Google and the recently launched IDE Android Studio based on IntelliJ IDEA (most advanced and intelligent Java IDE). The installation procedure was explained thoroughly and theoretically as well.
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