Android Studio - The Official Android Integrated Development Environment


Si you want to start developing or creating an application for the mobile device operating system "Android”You should know that there is an official integrated development environment for this system.

Android Studio is an official IDE (for its acronym in English, Integrated Development Environment) for the Android platform totally free through the Apache License 2.0 and cross-platform (Microsoft Windows, macOS and GNU / Linux).

About Android Studio

Android Studio is based on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA software and was released as a replacement for Eclipse as the official IDE for Android application development.

This application offers a complete tool for developing and debugging applications for the Google operating system for mobile devices.

With it we can perform code editing, debugging, use performance tools, it has a flexible compilation system and instant creation and deployment, which allows you to focus on creating applications.

Android Studio includes project and code templates that make it easy to add well-established patternssuch as a side navigation panel and page view.

You can start your project with a code template or even right-click on an API in the editor and select “find sample code” to search for examples.

Moreover, we can import fully functional applications from GitHub, directly from the "Create Project" screen.

Among its main characteristics we can highlight:

  • ProGuard integration and application signing functions.
  • Real-time rendering
  • Developer console: optimization tips, translation help, usage statistics.
  • Gradle-based build support.
  • Android specific refactoring and quick fixes.
  • A rich layout editor that allows users to drag and drop user interface components.
  • Lint tools to detect performance, usability, version compatibility, and other issues.
  • Templates for creating common Android layouts and other components.
  • Support for programming applications for Android Wear.
  • Integrated support for Google Cloud Platform, which enables integration with Google Cloud Messaging and App Engine.
  • A virtual Android device used to run and test applications.

How to install Android Studio on Linux?


In order to install this IDE to develop Android applications, We can follow the instructions we share below.

For those who are Arch Linux users, Manjaro, Antergos or any distribution derived from Arch, we can install this IDE from the AUR repositories. So we must have an assistant.

You can use the one I recommend in this article.

Just type the following command to install:

yay -S android-studio

It is important to have java installed on the system, so we can install it with:

sudo pacman -S jre9-openjdk-headless jre9-openjdk jdk9-openjdk openjdk9-doc openjdk9-src

Now for the case of Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint and any derivative of these, we can install it with the following method.

First we must install some dependencies in the system, we do this by typing in the terminal:

sudo apt install lib32stdc++6 unzip
sudo apt install openjdk-9-jre openjdk-9-jdk lib32stdc++6

After this we must proceed to download Android Studio from its official website of the project, you can do it from the following link.

Done the download we must unzip the file with:


After what we change to the following folder:

mv android-studio /opt/

Done this we proceed to run the installer with:


And voila, with that we already have the IDE installed. You can run this with:

sudo /opt/android-studio/bin/

Install Android Studio from Flatpak

We can install this IDE with the help of FlatpakWe only have to have the support to be able to install applications with this technology.

Already being sure that we can install applications of this type, We only have to open a terminal and execute in it:

flatpak install --from

And ready with it we can start using the IDE, just type the following to run Android Studio in the system:

flatpak run

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