Android Studio

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Android Studio
Android Studio icon.svg
Developer(s) Google
Stable release
2.3.3 / June 8, 2017; 17 days ago (2017-06-08)[1]
Preview release
3.0 Canary 4 / June 16, 2017; 9 days ago (2017-06-16)[2]
Repository android-review.googlesource.com
Development status Active
Written in Java
Operating system Windows, macOS, Linux[3]
Size 191 MB ~ 1,848 MB[3]
Type Integrated development environment (IDE)
License Freeware[4] +Source code[5][6]
Website developer.android.com/studio/index.html

Android Studio is the official[7] integrated development environment (IDE) for the Android platform.

It was announced on May 16, 2013 at the Google I/O conference.

Android Studio was in early access preview stage starting from version 0.1 in May 2013, then entered beta stage starting from version 0.8 which was released in June 2014.[8] The first stable build was released in December 2014, starting from version 1.0.[9]

Based on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA software, Android Studio is designed specifically for Android development.[10] It is available for download on Windows, macOS and Linux,[11][12] and replaced Eclipse Android Development Tools (ADT) as Google's primary IDE for native Android application development.

Features[edit]

New features are expected to be rolled out with each release of Android Studio. The following features are provided in the current stable version:[13][14]

  • Gradle-based build support
  • Android-specific refactoring and quick fixes
  • Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility and other problems
  • ProGuard integration and app-signing capabilities
  • Template-based wizards to create common Android designs and components
  • A rich layout editor that allows users to drag-and-drop UI components, option to preview layouts on multiple screen configurations[15]
  • Support for building Android Wear apps
  • Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, enabling integration with Firebase Cloud Messaging (Earlier 'Google Cloud Messaging') and Google App Engine[16]
  • Android Virtual Device (Emulator) to run and debug apps

System requirements[edit]

Version 2.x[17][edit]

Criterion Description
OS version Windows 7 or later
Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later
GNOME or KDE desktop
RAM 3 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator[17]
Disk space 500 MB disk space for Android Studio, at least 1.5 GB for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches
Java version Java Development Kit (JDK) 8
Screen resolution 1280x800 minimum screen resolution

Version 1.x[edit]

Criterion Description
OS version Windows XP or later
Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later
GNOME, KDE or Unity desktop on Ubuntu or Fedora or GNU/Linux Debian
RAM 3 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB RAM recommended
Disk space 500 MB disk space
Space for Android SDK At least 1 GB for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches
JDK version Java Development Kit (JDK) 7 or higher
Screen resolution 1280x800 minimum screen resolution

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Android Studio Release Notes". Android Developers Official Website. June 8, 2017. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Android Studio 3.0 Canary 4 is now available". Android Studio Official Blog. June 16, 2017. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Download Options". developer.android.com. Google. Retrieved 16 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Terms and Conditions". developer.android.com. Google. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Build Overview". android.com. 
  6. ^ "Building Android Studio". android.com. 
  7. ^ "Android Studio website". 
  8. ^ "Download Android Studio". Android Developers. Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Google Launches Android Studio And New Features For Developer Console, Including Beta Releases And Staged Rollout". VentureBeat. December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  10. ^ Ducrohet, Xavier; Norbye, Tor; Chou, Katherine (May 15, 2013). "Android Studio: An IDE built for Android". Android Developers Blog. Google. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Getting Started with Android Studio". Android Developers. Google. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ Haslam, Oliver (May 16, 2013). "Download Android Studio IDE For Windows, OS X And Linux". Redmond Pie. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  13. ^ Honig, Zach (May 15, 2013). "Google intros Android Studio, an IDE for building apps". Engadget. AOL. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  14. ^ Dobie, Alex (May 15, 2013). "Android Studio unveiled at Google I/O keynote". Android Central. Mobile Nations. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  15. ^ Olanoff, Drew (May 15, 2013). "Google Launches Android Studio And New Features For Developer Console, Including Beta Releases And Staged Rollout". TechCrunch. AOL. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Android Studio BETA". Google. Google. May 15, 2013. Retrieved August 15, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "Refer 'System Requirements' section". Android Studio Official Website. Retrieved April 18, 2017. 

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