Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. Similar to Eclipse with the ADT Plugin, Android Studio provides integrated Android developer tools for development and debugging. On top of the capabilities you expect from IntelliJ, Android Studio offers:
- Gradle-based build support.
- Android-specific refactoring and quick fixes.
- Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility and other problems.
- ProGuard and app-signing capabilities.
- Template-based wizards to create common Android designs and components.
- A rich layout editor that allows you to drag-and-drop UI components, preview layouts on multiple screen configurations, and much more.
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This download includes:
- Android Studio early access preview
- All the Android SDK Tools to design, test, debug, and profile your app
- The latest Android platform to compile your app
- The latest Android system image to run your app in the emulator
Installing Android Studio
- Download the Android Studio package from above.
- Install Android Studio and the SDK tools:
- Launch the downloaded EXE file,
- Follow the setup wizard to install Android Studio.
Known issue: On some Windows systems, the launcher script does not find where Java is installed. If you encounter this problem, you need to set an environment variable indicating the correct location.
Select Start menu > Computer > System Properties > Advanced System Properties. Then open Advanced tab > Environment Variables, add new system variable
JAVA_HOMEthat points to your JDK folder, for example
Mac OS X:
- Open the downloaded DMG file,
- Drag and drop Android Studio into the Applications folder.
- Unpack the downloaded Tar file,
android-studio-bundle-<version>.tgz, into an appropriate location for your applications.
- To launch Android Studio, navigate to the
android-studio/bin/directory in a terminal and execute
studio.sh.You may want to add
android-studio/bin/to your PATH environmental variable so that you can start Android Studio from any directory.
- Launch the downloaded EXE file,
That’s it! You’re ready to start developing apps with Android Studio.
Note: On Windows and Mac, the individual tools and other SDK packages are saved within the Android Studio application directory. To access the tools directly, use a terminal to navigate into the application and locate the
sdk/directory. For example:
Starting a Project
When you launch Android Studio for the first time, you’ll see a Welcome screen that offers several ways to get started:
- To start building a new app, click New Project.This starts the New Project wizard, which helps you set up a project using an app template.
- To import an existing Android app project, click Import Project.Note: If you previously developed your Android project with Eclipse, you should first use the new export feature in the ADT plugin to prepare your project with the new Gradle build system. For more information, read Migrating from Eclipse.
Courtesy: Android Developers Official