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How to install and Begin Development on the latest Android Studio 3.1.2?

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Android has been one of the best application platforms that have attracted a large audience of users. Just like iOS platform, Android platform has been providing their users with quality on-demand applications, gaming applications, business applications, etc. The Android platform has provided their users with applications that has plenty of useful features. They have been able to provide such quality applications because of the IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that they use for development that is Android Studio.

The Android Studio is an exclusive IDE for Android development that infuses many tools that allow finding effective solutions to complex development problems. There are many tools in the IDE that can only use to develop Android applications such as instant run, intelligent code editor, testing tools, firebase and cloud integration, etc. The codes in Android Studio can be easily edited using the code editor which makes the programming process faster so that you can invest more time in designing your application. Here is a set of instructions and requirements that can help you install and begin the process of your Android App Development.

Requirements

Before getting to the development, you need to download the Android Studio and before you download it there are some minimum requirements that your system should meet to ensure a smooth running of Android Studio on your device.Here is the list of system requirements according to the operating system of your device that you are working on.

WindowsWindows

  • Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32- or 64-bit)
  • 3 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator 
  • 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

Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher, up to 10.13 (macOS High Sierra)
  • 3 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator 
  • 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

Linux

  • GNOME or KDE desktop 
  • 64-bit distribution capable of running 32-bit applications
  • GNU C Library (glibc) 2.19 or later
  • 3 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator 
  • 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

Apart from these requirements, you will need an Android SDK (Software Development Kit) and Java kit installation to make sure that the developed application on the IDE supports the app run and development features. Apart from these requirements, you will need an Android SDK (Software Development Kit) and Java kit installation to make sure that the developed application on the IDE supports the app run and development features.

Download and Installation

Step 1: Log on to developer.android.com/studio/ and Download the file by clicking on the “DOWNLOAD ANDROID STUDIO” button.

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Step 2: Install the downloaded file.

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Step 3: Set the preferences on the Android Studio as you desire.

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Step 4: Launch the application.

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Follow these steps and you can successfully install Android Studio on your device.

Begin Development

The steps given above will make the Android Studio development ready and is ready to face all development issues that a developer faces. Once you have downloaded the Android SDK and JDK you will be able to open the application and begin.

Naming your project: This is the first task to do when you open Android Studio. You can click on files>New > New Project to name your new project. To start the work, you can you can add the name of the application in the “Company Domain” page.

Activity type selection: Selecting the activity type will be the next task that will come on the screen. The Activity type will select the type of activity that the app will perform. The activity type will infuse the settings, menus, and other functionality spaces in the application. Even though this option comes on the screen you can select or change the activity type later when you are sure about the layout of the application.

Design selection: Once the activity type is selected an XML file name “activity_main.xml” will be created. You can click on the file and select design with which you can alter the design of the application. You can change the design of the application whenever you like.

With the appropriate coding, you will have your first application soon. The above-given steps to download and install and to start your project will definitely help you in your beginning phase. There are many tools for developers in the latest version of Android Studio 3.1.2 that are proven really helpful for budding developers.

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