Mobile Application Development Using Android Studio

Android Studio is the official integrated development environment (IDE) for Android application development. It is based on the IntelliJ IDEA, a Java integrated development environment for software, and incorporates its code editing and developer tools.

To support application development within the Android operating system, Android Studio uses a Gradle-based build system, emulator, code templates, and Github integration. Every project in Android Studio has one or more modalities with source code and resource files. These modalities include Android app modules, Library modules, and Google App Engine modules.

Android Studio uses an Instant Push feature to push code and resource changes to a running application. A code editor assists the developer with writing code and offering code completion, refraction, and analysis. Applications built in Android Studio are then compiled into the APK format for submission to the Google Play Store.

The software was first announced at Google I/O in May 2013, and the first stable build was released in December 2014. Android Studio is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux desktop platforms. It replaced Eclipse Android Development Tools (ADT) as the primary IDE for Android application development. Android Studio and the Software Development Kit can be downloaded directly from Google.

Android Studio Features:

There is an endless list of new features and improvements in Android Studio 3.0 and in the new Gradle plugin.

  • Kotlin programming language support
  • Android profiler: memory, CPU, network
  • Java 8 language features built-in
  • Faster build times
  • Device file explorer
  • Android Instant Apps support
  • Adaptive icon wizard
  • XML and downloadable fonts
  • Android Things support
  • Layout editor improvements
  • APK profiling and debugging
  • Layout inspector improvements
  • Improved Gradle sync speed
  • AAPT2 is now enabled by default
  • Firebase app indexing assistant
  • App links assistant

Where to download ?

You can download Android Studio from Developer Android’s official site (Link).

What are the System Requirements for Android Studio ?

For Windows

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/10 (32- or 64-bit)The Android Emulator only supports 64-bit Windows (learn more).
  • 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended
  • 2 GB of available disk space minimum,
    4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution

For Mac

  • Mac® OS X® 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher, up to 10.14 (macOS Mojave)
  • 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended
  • 2 GB of available disk space minimum,
    4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution

For Linux

  • GNOME or KDE desktopTested on Ubuntu® 14.04 LTS, Trusty Tahr (64-bit distribution capable of running 32-bit applications)
  • 64-bit distribution capable of running 32-bit applications
  • GNU C Library (glibc) 2.19 or later
  • 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended
  • 2 GB of available disk space minimum,
    4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution

For Chrome OS

  • 8 GB RAM or more recommended
  • 4 GB of available disk space minimum
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • Intel i5 or higher (U series or higher) recommended

Manthan Vasani

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  1. its a nice platform for app development . enjoyed reading your articles

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