android studio for beginners

Installing Android studio and System Requirements

Android Studio is the official integrated development environment (IDE) for Google’s Android operating system. Moreover, it is developed on IntelliJ IDEA software and specifically designed for Android creation. Also, It can be downloaded from Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems. Further more, this is a replacement for the Eclipse Android Development Tools (E-ADT), the main IDE for the development of native Android applications.


  • Gradle-based build support
  • Android-specific refactoring and quick fixes
  • Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility and other problems
  • Template-based wizards to create common Android designs and components
  • A rich layout editor that allows users to drag-and-drop UI components, option to preview layouts on multiple screen configurations
  • Support for building Android Wear apps
  • Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, enabling integration with Firebase Cloud Messaging (Earlier ‘Google Cloud Messaging’) and Google App Engine
  • Android Virtual Device (Emulator) to run and debug apps in the Android studio.


  • Operating System Version: Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit or 64-bit),macOS, Linux.
  • RAM: Minimum 4 GB RAM and 8 GB RAM recommended.
  • Disk Space: Minimum 2 GB and 4 GB recommended.
  • Minimum Required JDK Version: Java Development Kit (JDK) 8.
  • Minimum Screen Resolution: 1280 * 800.resolution.


Before you download Android Studio you must be sure to install JDK.

Java Development Kit(JDK) is a development environment for building applications, applets, and components using the Java programming language.

  • Visit the Oracle site and open the Java SE download page. Under the latest version of Java Platform, Standard Edition, click on the JDK download button.
  • Download JDK which suitable for your Operating System [ Windows(32,64 bit) ,macOS ,Linux] .
  • After download JDK executable file we need to  double-click on the downloaded file, and we will be presented with the below window.
JDK file
Click on Next to proceed with the installation, and follow the Installation guide provided for any queries.
  • Click on the Close button, once the installation has finished.

Android Studio Installing:

  1. You must be sure to download last version of Android studio download the latest version of Android Studio.
  • If you downloaded an .exe file (recommended), double-click to launch it.
  • If you downloaded a .zip file, unpack the ZIP, copy the android-studio folder into your Program Files folder, and then open the android-studio > bin folder and launch studio64.exe (for 64-bit machines) or studio.exe (for 32-bit machines).

2. Android Studio Setup will appear on the screen when we click on setup icon and click “Next” to continue.

Android Studio Setup

3. Select the components and features that you want to install and click on the “Next” button.

Select the components

4. In this step we browse the location where you want to install the Android Studio and click “Next” to proceed.

browse the location

5. Select a start menu folder for the “Android Studio” shortcut and click the “Install” button to continue.

Choose a start menu folder

6. After the successful completion of the installation, click on the “Next” button.

click on the "Next" button

7. Now, Click on “Finish” button to continue.

Click on the "Finish" button to proceed.

8. Welcome screen will appear on the screen.

welcome screen

Setup Configuration:

9. Android Studio Setup Wizard will appear on the screen with the welcome wizard. Click on the “Next” button.

select the standard button

10. If you are a beginner and do not have any idea about Android Studio, select (check) the “Standard” option. It will install the settings and options most relevant to you. Click on “Next” to proceed.

choose standard option

11.Now select the theme of the user interface as you wish. (I like the Dark theme (Dracula) which the coders like the most). Click “Next” button.
And, the downloading and installation process of components gets started.

select the UI

12.Click on the “Finish” button after downloading all important components.

Android Studio

Congratulations, your Android Studio has been installed successfully on your machine, and you can launch a new Android studio project.

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