How to install Android Studio and set up on Windows Machine
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Mobile Devices are portable and this makes mobile devices so popular and exponentially growing therefore, businesses also adopting mobile platforms for their application. Above all android is one of the popular and economical platforms for Mobile Applications. Android Studio is based on JetBrain’s Intellij Idea. This tutorial helps you to install Android Studio on your machine.
Android Studio is used for the following reasons:
- It has an amazing Visual Layout Editor therefore, you can quickly build layouts. Above all, it makes it easier to edit XML layout file
- Importantly it supports Gradle for dependency management between processes and systems. Secondly, it provides full support of visual design editor
- Fast and Smoothest Emulator
- APK analyzer, provides detailed reports of installed apps, therefore, making it easier to choose the best one
- Similarly, it provides Testing tools and Framework (Espresso)
- In other words, it is a Smart Code Editor (which support various languages, for instance, Kotlin, Java, and C++) moreover NDK support
- Lastly, it is easy to integrate with firebase, GCP, Google Cloud Messaging, etc.
Java should be installed. After that, refer below for Java installation
How to check Java Installation
Open command prompt and type java –version
After that, it will show the installed Java version else you need to install it.
(In addition, if Java is not installed then refer step by step guide for Java Installation)
Step by Step guide to install Android Studio
Refer to the below link and download the Android Studio installer( .exe file)
Once the Android Studio download is complete click on the setup file (android-studio-2020.3.1.25-windows.exe) and follow the installation setup wizard till the installation is complete.
Click on the Next button and Select Android Studio Components
Choose Configuration Settings:
Give Android Studio installation directory
Once after selecting the installation directory, Android Studio Installation start
Click on the Finish Button therefore, your installation will be completed.
Set environment variables:
Android_Home Environmental variables path to SDK Location should be set and include bin folder path in Path variable.
Now, open Android Studio and configure the SDK in Android studio
Once SDK is set up launch Android Studio and accept the license agreement.
Click on the Radio button ‘Accept’ and then Next
Launch AVD Manager (Virtual Device): With help of AVD Manager, we can create a virtual emulator as per desired specifications and details
Now click on Create Virtual Device
And choose preferred emulator for testing:
Choose Hardware: Once AVD Manager launches, the Select Hardware window will pop up. You may choose desired Hardware from this window.
Wait till the download is complete. Once the download is complete then click on Next and complete the setup.
Choose Android Operating System Version: Once after completion of SDK installation a new window will open where you can choose Android Operating System.
Give a name to your virtual AVD
Launch emulator now: Go to AVD Manager and you will find the virtual devices which are set up in previous steps. You can click on the Action Launch button.
Because you can open Emulator you can see whether it is working or not.
You can launch Emulator by command line as well for this, refer below command:
emulator -add emulator-5554