Size: 1.1 GB
Android Studio is the official integrated development environment (IDE) for developing for the Android platform. It was announced on May 16, 2013 at the Google I/O conference. Android Studio is freely available under the Apache License 2.0.
Android Studio was in early access preview stage starting from version 0.1 in May 2013, then entered beta stage starting from version 0.8 which was released in June 2014. The first stable build was released in December 2014, starting from version 1.0.
Based on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA software, Android Studio is designed specifically for Android development. It is available for download on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, and replaced Eclipse Android Development Tools (ADT) as Google's primary IDE for native Android application development.
New features are expected to be rolled out with each release of Android Studio. The following features are provided in the current version:
Gradle-based build support.
Android-specific refactoring and quick fixes.
Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility and other problems.
ProGuard integration and app-signing capabilities.
Template-based wizards to create common Android designs and components.
A rich layout editor that allows users to drag-and-drop UI components, option to preview layouts on multiple screen configurations.
Support for building Android Wear apps
Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, enabling integration with Google Cloud Messaging and App Engine
Windows OS X Linux
OS version Microsoft Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/2003/XP (32 or 64 bit) Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher, up to 10.10 to up 10.10.2 up 10.10.3 on 10.10.5 (Yosemite) GNOME or KDE or Unity desktop on Ubuntu or Fedora or GNU/Linux Debian
RAM 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB RAM recommended
Disk space 500 MB disk space
Space for Android SDK At least 1 GB for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches
JDK version Java Development Kit (JDK) 7 or higher
Screen resolution 1280x800 minimum screen resolution