Android Studio is the official integrated development environment (IDE) for Google’s Android operating system, built on JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA software and designed specifically for Android development. It is available for download on Windows, macOS and Linux based operating systems. It is a replacement for the Eclipse Android Development Tools (ADT) as the primary IDE for native Android application development.
Android Studio was announced on May 16, 2013, at the Google I/O conference.
Android Studio version 3.1.3 is the fastest tools for Android app development on every type of Android device. It gives an all-around development environment which makes it easy for programmers to write, test, debug and emulate Android applications. Google has developed this application for the Android platform which comprises of almost everything that a program requires to design as well as test Android applications.
Features of Android Studio 3.1.3
- It provides the user with a complete development environment with a special visual layout editor.
- Android Studio 3.1.3 is the latest version that allows creating complex layouts with constraint layout, you can also preview your layout on any screen size by selecting one of the various device configurations or by simply resizing the preview window.
- It comes with APK analyzer which helps reduce your Android app size by inspecting the contents of your app APK file, even if it wasn’t built with Android Studio.
- It comes with a Fast Emulator that helps install and run your apps faster than with a physical device and simulate different configurations and features, including ARCore, Google’s platform for building augmented reality experiences.
- The new update also includes an Intelligent code editor by which you can write better code, work faster, and be more productive besides it also provides code completion for Kotlin, Java, and C/C++ languages.
- Got a Gradle engine which will automate the tasks and will allow you for a streamlined workflow, customized builds and an improved level of flexibility.
- It has Real-time Profiler tools that provide live statistics for your app’s CPU, memory, and network activity.
Android Studio Tutorial
|OS version||Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit or 64-bit), 64-bit required for native debugging
Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher, up to 10.13 /10.14 (macOS High Sierra/macOS Mojave)
GNOME or KDE desktop Linux (64-bit capable of running 32-bit applications) (GNU C Library (glibc) 2.19+)
Chrome OS (8 GB RAM minimum plus other hardware restrictions)
|RAM||3 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator|
|Disk space||6 GB of available disk space minimum, 16 GB recommended (1700 MB for IDE + 4.4 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)|
|Java version||Java Runtime Environment / Java Development Kit (JDK) 8, use of bundled OpenJDK is recommended.|
|Screen resolution||1280×800 minimum screen resolution|
Please confirm you will need to run a Java runtime environment for Android Studio configuration.
Android Studio Technical Setup Details
- Software version: 3.1.3
- Full Setup Size: 758 MB
- Setup Type: Offline Installer / Full Standalone Setup
- Compatibility Architecture: 64 Bit (x64)
- Latest Version Release Added On: 11th Jun 2018
- Developers: Google and JetBrains