Hans Dulimarta

Android Studio Setup

Step 1: Download Android Studio

Choose one of the following options:

  • Download Android Studio Bundle

    Choose this option only if your computer does not have JDK installed (most students who have written Java programs or use BlueJ should have JDK already installed on their computer).

  • Download Android Studio SDK Tools Only

    Choose this option if your computer has JDK installed. If you decide to upgrade your JDK to a newer version, do so prior to installing Android Studio.

Step 2: Install Android Studio

After the download completes, you should find either an .exe Windows installer, a .zip (Linux or OS X), or a .dmg (on OS X). Run or open this file to complete the installation.

During the installation, Android Setup Wizard may also download additional files required for Android development using the latest build tools.

You can also see the detailed the steps in the following video:

WindowsLinux/OS X

Step 3: Install Genymotion

Ideally, you should have an Android device for testing and running your apps. However, if you don’t have one, you will have to use an Android emulator to test your app. The Android emulator that comes with the SDK is designed for this purpose, however its load time is very slow (usually on Windows). For a better experience of using Android emulator download Genymotion.

To make Genymotion work seamlessly with Android Studio, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Install Virtual Box
  2. Install Genymotion
  3. Install Genymotion Plugin for Android Studio

Detailed instructions for these steps can be found at Traun Leyden website