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Android Studio: All-in-One Android App and Games Development Tool


Android Studio is an all in one development tool for Android OS, consisting everything any developer needs for mobile apps and games development:
  • Android Studio IDE
  • Android SDK tools
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Platform
  • Android 5.0 emulator system image with Google APIs
Features of Android Studio:


Intelligent code editor - At the core of Android Studio is an intelligent code editor capable of advanced code completion, refactoring, and code analysis. The powerful code editor helps you be a more productive Android app developer.


Code templates and GitHub integration -New project wizards make it easier than ever to start a new project. Start projects using template code for patterns such as navigation drawer and view pagers, and even import Google code samples from GitHub.


Multi-screen app development -Build apps for Android phones, tablets, Android Wear, Android TV, Android Auto and Google Glass. With the new Android Project View and module support in Android Studio, it's easier to manage app projects and resources.


Virtual devices for all shapes and sizes -Android Studio comes pre-configured with an optimized emulator image. The updated and streamlined Virtual Device Manager provides pre-defined device profiles for common Android devices.


Android builds evolved, with Gradle -Create multiple APKs for your Android app with different features using the same project. Manage app dependencies with Maven. Build APKs from Android Studio or the command line.


Other Features of Android Studio:
  • Built on IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition, the popular Java IDE by JetBrains.
  • Flexible Gradle-based build system.
  • Build variants and multiple APK generation.
  • Expanded template support for Google Services and various device types.
  • Rich layout editor with support for theme editing.
  • Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility, and other problems.
  • ProGuard and app-signing capabilities.
  • Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, making it easy to integrate Google Cloud Messaging and App Engine.
System Requirements for running Android Studio:


Windows Microsoft® Windows® 8/7/Vista/2003 (32 or 64-bit)-
  • 2 GB RAM minimum (4 GB RAM recommended)
  • 400 MB hard disk space
  • At least 1 GB for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 7
  • Optional for accelerated emulator: Intel® processor with support for Intel® VT-x, Intel® EM64T (Intel® 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit functionality


Mac OS X-
  • Mac® OS X® 10.8.5 or higher, up to 10.9 (Mavericks)
  • 2 GB RAM minimum (4 GB RAM recommended)
  • 400 MB hard disk space
  • At least 1 GB for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 7
  • Optional for accelerated emulator: Intel® processor with support for Intel® VT-x, Intel® EM64T (Intel® 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit functionality
  • On Mac OS, run Android Studio with Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 for optimized font rendering.
  • You can then configure your project to use Java Development Kit (JDK) 6 or JDK 7.


Linux -
  • GNOME or KDE desktop
  • GNU C Library (glibc) 2.15 or later
  • 2 GB RAM minimum (4 GB RAM recommended)
  • 400 MB hard disk space
  • At least 1 GB for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • Oracle® Java Development Kit (JDK) 7
  • Tested on Ubuntu® 14.04, Trusty Tahr (64-bit distribution capable of running 32-bit applications).


Know more about Android Studio in detail from its developers. 

Ethan Samuel

I am Web Analyst I love to analyse the web for the betterment of businesses and providing information to my blog reader. I love to write about trending technologies, specially mobile technologies.

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