You can use a macOS, Windows or a Linux platform for your Android Application Development.
Android Studio is the official IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for Android app development and it is based on JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA software.
- Microsoft Windows 7/8/10/11 (32-bit or 64-bit)
- 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended (plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator)
- 2 GB of available disk space minimum, 4 GB recommended (500 MB for IDE plus 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
- 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
Step 1: Visit https://developer.android.com/studio to get the Android Studio executable (exe) or zip file.
Step 2: Click on the Download Link to get started with downloading.
Click on the “I have read and agree with the above terms and conditions” checkbox and then click on the Download Android Studio button.
Click on the Save file button in the appeared prompt box and the file will start downloading.
Step 3: After the downloading has finished, open the file from downloads and run it. It will prompt the following dialog box.
Step 4: Click on Next step.
Step 5: Once “Finish” is clicked, it will ask whether the previous settings need to be imported [if the android studio had been installed earlier], or not.
Step 6: Click the OK button. This will start the Android Studio.
Meanwhile, it will be finding the available SDK components.
Step 7: After it has found the SDK components, it will redirect to the Welcome dialog box.
Click on Next.
Choose Standard and click on Next.
Now choose the theme, whether the Light theme or the Dark one.
The light one is called the IntelliJ theme whereas the dark theme is called Darcula. Choose as required.
Click on the Next button.
Step 8: Now it is time to download the SDK components.
Click on Finish. Components begin to download let it complete.
The Android Studio has been successfully configured. Now it’s time to launch and build apps. Click on the Finish button to launch it.
Step 9: Click on Start a new Android Studio project to build a new app.