How to install Android Studio on Ubuntu or other Linux distributions -H2S Media

There is no doubt that Android is the most popular operating system used by most smartphone manufacturers. One of the main reasons for the immense popularity of the Android platform is the availability of millions of apps on the Google Play Store. Although Android is quite a mature platform in 2018, there are many other reasons for its popularity. Over time, Android will even see a number of additional apps on the Google Play Store, and Android will become even better. The availability of so many apps on the Google Play Store is possible thanks to the dedicated developers, who work hard to develop these apps.

Thus, developers play a very big role in the popularity of the Android platform. If you want to be one of those developers who want to turn ideas into reality, you can start developing Android apps using Android Software Development Kit or Android SDK, made available by Google. You can easily install Android SDK alias. Android Studio on Windows and Linux. But most users don’t know how to install Android SDK or Android Studio on Linux. So this article explains how to install Android SDK or Android Studio on Linux. I’m going to install Android Studio on Ubuntu, but the steps shouldn’t be different for other Linux distributions as well.

So without further ado let’s get started.

Install Android Studio on Ubuntu Linux

The steps to follow

Step 1: Open ‘Terminal’ on your Linux terminal, and type the following command and then press the Enter key.

sudo snap install --classic android-studio

Step 2: By pressing the command, the installation starts. But before that, you may need to enter the Unix password, or your user account password, which is quite common for all commands, which require ‘sudo‘ privileges.

You will see the following screen when downloading and installing.

The Android Studio installation will begin.

Step 3: After installation, you will get the following message.

classic android studio on linux ubuntu

Step 4: To open Android Studio now, simply type the following command and press Enter key. You can also open Android Studio from the “Applications” section.


open Android Studio now

Step 5: When Android Studio starts, you will have the option to import settings or even continue without importing the settings.

Press the ‘Okay‘ to continue with Android Studio.

Complete installation

Step 6: Now you will get the following splash screen.

open android studio on ubuntu

Step 7: A few items will be downloaded and once the download is complete, you will get the following screen.

Android Studio Setup Wizard

Step 8: Click “Next” and choose the type of installation you need. With ‘Custom‘ you can modify the installation parameters, or even continue with ‘Standard‘. Then press the ‘Following‘ button.

choose the type of android studio installation you need

Step 9: Now choose the most suitable UI or UI, and click ‘Following‘ after choosing UI.

User interface

Step 10: Now you will need to download additional SDK components and click ‘Following‘.

additional SDK components

Step 11: Finally, click ‘To finish‘.

Android studio setup on ubuntu linux finsih

Step 12: Now the SDK download will start, and when the installation is complete, click ‘To finish‘.

SDK download will start

You will now see the Android Studio splash screen. You can either start working with a new project or start working with an existing project. The installation is complete and you can start working with it now.

The following installation process is illustrated on Ubuntu, but you can use this tutorial to install Android Studio on Linux Mint, OpenSuse, Arch Linux, Debian, and many more that come with the Snap repository.

I hope the tutorial was helpful to all developers. Having trouble installing? Please let me know in the comments section below.

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