Here is a complete guide on how to download and also, install Android Studio 3.0 for Android app development. Android Studio IDE was launched by Google in recent years to improve the overall app development experience. The latest 3.0.1 revision brings lots of new features and improvements. Important updates include Kotlin support and newer APIs. You can view the detailed change-log for this updated Android Studio revision in our previous post. Right below, we have a full step by step guide which will show you how to correctly install Android Studio 3.0.1. We have screenshots available for each step as well. If you were looking to try out Android on your computer, read: How to Install Android 8.0 Oreo on PC. The procedure given below will show you how to configure Android Studio and have it set up for development.
As mentioned, Android Studio 3.0.1 brings loads of new changes and improvements. For developers, it now supports Kotlin and also has support for newer APIs. The guide ahead will also show you how to install Android SDK, if you haven’t installed already. Read ahead to find all the tips for Android Studio 3.0.1 installation.
How to Install Android Studio 3.0 in 11 Easy Steps:
NOTE: As mentioned earlier, Java tools are to be downloaded and installed prior to installing Android Studio. For ease, the links to downloadable files are given below:
Java Tools: Download here! (From the list, choose JRE and JDK compatible with your system)
Step 1 – You need download the Android Studio 3.0 package itself. It is available right here!
Step 2 – When the download finishes, you will get “android-studio-ide-171.4443003-windows.exe”. Your file-name may differ due to version differences but it will generally be similar. Run this file by double clicking on it.
Step 3 – You will be greeted by an the window shown below, click “Next“.
Step 4 – The next screen will ask you if you want the standard Android Studio install or you want to customize your own settings and choose from a list of components. For the sake of this guide, we will stick with the standard option and click on “Next“.
Step 5 – In the next two screens, it will ask you about the location of Android Studio Installation. We have stuck with the recommended directory. Click Next and then you will be asked where to put the Android Studio shortcut. Finally, click Install.
Step 6 – Once you do click Install, the setup will proceed to extract all the necessary files. Let it finish extracting. Once it completes the procedure, just click on “Finish“.
NOTE: The steps ahead are required for SDK installation, if you already have the SDK installed, you don’t need to do the following steps.
Step 7 – After you click on finish and run the Android Studio 3.0 for the very first time, it will take you through another setup wizard. Click Next on the first window.
Step 8 – We will stick with the Standard option for install, you can customize if you need to. After selection, click Next.
Step 9 – We have selected our favorite dark “Dracula” theme, you can change this setting afterwards as well. Once selected, click Next.
Step 10 – The resulting window will show all the components that would be downloaded by Android Studio along with the download size. Click Finish and wait for everything to download.
Step 11 – That’s it! You have now successfully installed Android Studio 3.0 on your computer! Start by setting up a new project.
This was the easy part to get you started with Android development. Next, you will have to complete the download of complete system image for the emulator. Android Studio is relatively easier and more feature-packed than what the old Eclipse IDE used to be.
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