How To Install Android Studio on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install Android Studio on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Android Studio on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Android Studio is the official Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Android app development, based on IntelliJ IDEA. On top of IntelliJ’s powerful code editor and developer tools, Android Studio offers even more features that enhance your productivity when building Android apps

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation of Android Studio on an Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus server.

Install Android Studio on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing Java 8 on Ubuntu.

First, you need to make sure that your ubuntu is equipped with JAVA. Here, we are using PPA or ORACLE Java. Run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install java-common oracle-java8-installer

Once installed we need to set Java environment variables such as JAVA_HOME on Ubuntu 16.04:

sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default
source /etc/profile

Step 3. Install Android Studio on Ubuntu.

Run the following commands to add Android Studio PPA and install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-fonville/android-studio
sudo apt update
sudo apt install android-studio

Once the installation is finished, you can open Android Studio from Unity Dash or your preferred app launcher or You can access the android studio from the dash or app launcher or use the following command to start:

/opt/android-studio/bin/studio.sh

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Android Studio. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Android Studio on your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Android Studio website.

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