If you are thinking of taking on this of creating your own Android applications, the first necessary step is to install Android Studio. It is not the single IDE with which you can create Android apps, but the official and best adapted to the operating system.
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In its beginnings, the Android Studio was not very different from IntelliJ, on which it is based, and required juggling installing the Java JDK and the IDE of Android separately, recently the process has changed and is much easier: basically is just banging on the key Below.
1. Download Android Studio
The first step is obviously to download the installer. Is officially available for Windows, Mac and Linux, and you’ll find the download link, in his official website. We are going to focus on the Windows version, although many indications will serve for the other operating systems.
make Sure you are connected to the Wifi network, because the download takes up about 1 GB. Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, it will take more or less, so please be patient. When you are finished, click the downloaded file to start the installation.
2. Start the installation
Android Studio is a tool enormously complex, but luckily, installation is not. Although it is available only in English, what is certain is that there is not much difficulty, because in most of the displays only need to click Next or below.
The only place where you can have some more doubts that is in the settings on the maximum RAM that will be dedicated to the emulator Android. What is certain is that you can change this later and the recommended setting is… well, that, recommended, so in this window, the sensible thing to do is to press Next.
For the rest there is no greater difficulty in the installation and will soon begin the actual process. You can take what’s yours if your PC goes with power just so I have patience. In the end, press Finish to open Android Studio for the first time.
3. Initial setup
The first thing you see when you open Android Studio for the first time is a screen like the following. It simply asks you if you want to import settings from a previous version. Usually Android Studio will detect the settings by itself, and if you do not have any previous settings saved will be marked Do not import settings, or not to import the configuration.
The next window that appears asks you for permission to send data and usage statistics to Google, with the aim of they are to be used to improve the application. It is totally optional, so accept it with Send usage statistics to Google or not, in this case by clicking on Don’t send.
After this pre-configuration wizard comes the setup wizard. In truth they are only a couple of windows with the more important configuration options and that, in any case, you can always change it later from the settings.
The first thing you are asked is if you want to make a typical or custom installation of Android Studio. In the great majority of cases, the standard installation is sufficient and will save you time and a headache.
then you get to pick what theme you’re using in the code editor. Factory brings two: the light theme Light and dark theme Darcula. Choose the one that most convinces you, although always be changed later from the options, as well as customize all the colors and fonts if you wish.
4. Download components
do you Remember when we mentioned at the beginning that once you install Android Studio was a mess? Part of the blame for the had Java and the Android SDK, but now the process is automatic. If you chose the standard installation, Android Studio choose for you the components that you need to download.
once more the download surely exceeds 500 MB, so make sure you’re connected to a Wifi network and that you have enough space on the disk. Let the PC do the work for you and wait to complete the download and installation. When you are finished, click Finish.
5. Enjoy Android Studio
As is, Android Studio is already installed in your system and it will show the welcome screen. Sure that you are wanting to create your first Hola world, in Android, so for this you need to click on Start a new Android Studio project.
The news How to install Android Studio on your PC in five simple steps was originally published in Xataka Android by Ivan Ramirez .