Android is the most popular mobile platform and operating system used by mobile and entertainment devices like Smart Phones, TV Box, Embedded Systems, Mobile Entertainment Systems. Android Operating system applications are generally provided by the Play Store. In order to develop applications there are different Integrated Development Environments but Google the creator of Android provides Android Studio for free. In this tutorial, we will learn how to download and install Android Studio on Windows operating system.
Android Studio Features
Android Studio very features rich Android Application Development IDE. In this part, we will look at some of the most shining features of the Android Studio.
Visual Layout Editor
In order to create complex layouts, we can use the Visual Layout Editor. This will provides us to review the given layout in the design time with various devices and screen configurations. We can also change the screen size by simply resizing the preview window.
APK is the file format for the Android Application installer. They provide different types of files like libraries, resources, images, binaries, configuration. Reducing APK size can be done with the APK Analyzer event it is not built by Android Studio.
Testing and running created applications on the physical phones are a slow and trivial task. Android Studio provides a Fast emulator which can be connected to the Android Studio and application deployment or installation can be done in seconds.
Intelligent Code Editor
Writing code is a hard job because there are different aspects to look in. Android Studio provides Intelligent Code Editor which is designed for better code, work faster, and be more productive with the intelligent code editor. It provides completion for Kotlin, Java, C, and C++ programming languages.
Flexible Build System
Building complex applications are a very trivial task for Android Studio with the Gradle build system. Gradle can be customized to meet build and package requirements like building multiple APK files for the different versions of Android and devices.
Writing an application is not enough to be popular. For mobile devices performance is an important factor as there are very restricted resources like CPU, RAM, Internet. We can use Android Studio Realtime Profilers to get real-time statistics about the CPU, Memory and network activity.
Download Android Studio
We can download Android Studio installation file from the following URL. By default, we will be provided installation for the current operating system and architecture. Alternatively, we can select a different operating system and download option from
Download Options button.
Before starting download we have to accept Android Studio License by checking
I have read and agree with the above terms and conditions checkbox. Then click to the
DOWNLOAD ANDROID STUDIO FOR WINDOWS
We will start the installation by clicking the downloaded installation file. As applications installation requires Administrative rights we will provide it by clicking Yes to the following question box.
Now we are at the start of the installation. We will just use the classical Windows procedure
In the next screen, we will see two options for installation. Android Studio options is enabled by default and can not be changed. The other option is Android Virtual Device which is optional.
We will specify the Start Menu Folder name for the Android Studio which is default
After clicking Next we will see following screen which will starts the installation.
Then the installation completed we can click
Next will show completion of the Android Studio like below. We can click
Finish which will start the Android Studio if the checkbox is enabled.