Android Studio is Google’s officially supported IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for developing android application. This IDE is based on Jet Brains’ IntelliJ IDEA software and Java integrated development environment, which offers powerful developer tools, code editor and advanced features to enhance your productivity while developing android application.
It also supports code templates, gradle based build system, google app engine module, library module, and emulator. Android Studio offers the following features:
- A fast and feature-rich gradle based build system
- Flexible and extensive emulator
- Execute your changes without building a new apk file
- Flexible testing tools and frameworks
- Github integration and code templates help to build an app and import code
- Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform to integrate Firebase, cloud messaging and app engine
Download & Install Android Studio
Google officially provides android studio support for the Windows, Mac and Linux operating system. Here you can find a complete guide on install android studio on microsoft windows operating system. But before installing android studio make sure java development kit is installed on your system.
Step 1: First, download the latest version of Android Studio from the official android developers website. The size of setup file is about 2GB.
Step 2: Run the downloaded .exe file to start the installation process and you will see android studio setup wizard.
Step 3: Select the Android Virtual Device inside the select components to install and click on the next button.
Step 4: Next, you will find the android studio installation location. If you want to change the directory then use browse button to choose destination location.
Step 5: Choose the start menu folder in which you would like to create the program shortcut and click on the install button to start the actual installation process.
Step 6: It will takes up to 4-5 minutes to complete the process. Tick the start android studio option and click on finish button.
Step 7: After that, it will show you a complete installation dialog box to import settings from the previous installation.
Step 8: Next select do not import option to start from scratch and it will display a welcome screen.
Step 9: It will ask you for which type of setup you want for android studio. If you are beginner then select the standard option to install most common settings and options. You can also select the custom option to install selected components.
Step 10: Next select which type of the user interface theme you want to use such as Darcula and IntelliJ.
Step 11: Review your installation settings and if you want to change then click on the previous button. If everything is fine then click on finish button to download necessary components and setting up the environment.
It takes up to 20 minutes to download all the components. Once the installation process complete click on the finish button to complete the wizard. You will be redirected to the welcome screen of android studio and tap on start a new android studio project button.
Final Words: I hope guys now you can easily install android studio on windows 10 operating system after reading this guide. If you find any issue during the installation process then feel free to comment below.