Welcome, all the reader of FAQDroid. I have started Android Application Development Tutorial series on faqdroid.com. In the previous post, I have just given you some introduction about Android application development. I have given you some clues and hints that from where and how you can start your app development journey. After the first post about application development, I got lots of Friend request on Facebook and got many messages with good response. Many of my friends messaged me that when I will publish next article on android development. So here, I am with a new chapter of Android Application development tutorial.
In this chapter, you will learn how to download Android studio on your Windows, Linux, and Mac operating system. After downloading guide, I have also guided you for setting up the android Studio. So now, let us start this chapter.
# Download Required Packages
For developing android Application, which thing or which tools is required. I have mentioned it in the last post of android application development tutorial. If you have not read that post then I will recommend you to read that post first.
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For developing an android application, required tool is Android development SDK that is Android studio. In the last tutorial, I have told you that android development is Java programming based development so that we need also JDK (Java Development Kit) for the JRE(Java Runtime Environment). Must remember for Android studio you need JDK, not JRE. JRE package is inside the JDK.
- Android Studio
Now here I will guide you that how to download android studio. So be ready to learn to download android studio.
- Java Development Kit (JDK)
JDK is a Java Development kit that provides Java programming based development library and Environment. Earlier we have discussed that Android development is Java based programming so that JDK package is required for Android App Development.
How to Download Android Studio
For downloading Android studio, follow the simple steps
Go to the https://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html,
You can watch their system Requirement for Android studio.
On the official Android developer page for downloading Android studio, download option also available for Linux, and Mac.
Download JDK( Java Development Kit)
After downloading Android Studio, you need Java development kit, If you have already JDK then skip this step.
If you do not have JDK then go and download JDK
# Setting up Environment Variable
After downloading JDK, and Android Studio. You need to set up for the environment variable for Android studio.
For setting up environment variable follow
Select Start menu > Computer > System Properties > Advanced System Properties. Then open Advanced tab > Environment Variables and add a new system variable
JAVA_HOME that points to your JDK folder, for example, C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_21
Do not copy paste this folder location, go in your computer system, and check where is JDK then paste that location.
# Adding SDK to Android Studio
An SDK is referred as Software development kit. For developing an android app, android provide SDK at various API level, these API level differs with features. So you will have to add android SDK to the android studio for android app development.Google provides SDK for the android studio.
By default there some essential SDK is available in your installed Android studio. So before you start you should add some more SDK
To start adding packages to android studio follow the given simple steps
After clicking this icon of Android SDK manager, you will get this screen
Now install all the packages.