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Android Studio
Android Studio icon.svg
Developer(s) Google, JetBrains
Stable release
3.0.1 / November 20, 2017; 3 months ago (2017-11-20)[1]
Preview release
3.1 Beta 4 / February 24, 2018
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Development status Active
Written in Java
Operating system Windows, macOS, Linux[2]
Size 683 MB compressed[2]
Type Integrated development environment (IDE)
License Freeware[3] +Source code[4][5]

Android Studio is the official[6] integrated development environment (IDE) for Google's Android operating system, built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA software and designed specifically for Android development.[7] It is available for download on Windows, macOS and Linux based operating systems[8][9]. It is a replacement for the Eclipse Android Development Tools (ADT) as primary IDE for native Android application development.

Android Studio was announced on May 16, 2013 at the Google I/O conference. It 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.[10] The first stable build was released in December 2014, starting from version 1.0.[11] The current stable version is 3.0 released in October 2017.


The following features are provided in the current stable version:[12][13]

  • 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[14]
  • Support for building Android Wear apps
  • Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, enabling integration with Firebase Cloud Messaging (Earlier 'Google Cloud Messaging') and Google App Engine[15]
  • Android Virtual Device (Emulator) to run and debug apps in the Android studio.

Android Studio supports all the same programming languages of IntelliJ, and PyCharm e.g. Python, and Kotlin;[16] and Android Studio 3.0 supports "Java 7 language features and a subset of Java 8 language features that vary by platform version."[17] External projects backport some Java 9 features.[18]

System requirements[edit]

Version 3.x[19][edit]

Criterion Description
OS version Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Mac® OS X® 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher, up to 10.13 (macOS High Sierra)
GNOME or KDE desktop Linux (64 bit capable of running 32-bit applications)(GNU C Library (glibc) 2.19+)
RAM 3 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator
Disk space 2 GB of available disk space minimum,

4 GB recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)

Java version Java Development Kit (JDK) 8
Screen resolution 1280×800 minimum screen resolution

Version 2.x[20][edit]

Criterion Description
OS version Windows 7 or later
Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later
GNOME or KDE desktop Linux
RAM 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator[20]
Disk space 500 MB disk space for Android Studio, at least 1.5 GB for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches
Java version Java Development Kit (JDK) 8
Screen resolution 1280×800 minimum screen resolution.

Version 1.x[edit]

Criterion Description
OS version Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later
GNOME, KDE or Unity desktop on Ubuntu or Fedora or GNU/Linux Debian
RAM 3 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 1280×800 minimum screen resolution

Version history[edit]

The following is a list of Android Studio's release versions.[21]

Android Studio version history
Version Release Date
0.1.x May 2013.
0.2.x July 2013.
0.3.2 Oct 2013.
0.4.2 Jan 2014
0.4.6 March 2014
0.5.2 May 2014
0.8.0 June 2014
0.8.6 August 2014
0.8.14 October 2014
1.0 December 2014
1.0.1 December 2014
1.1.0 February 2015
1.2.0 April 2015
1.2.1 May 2015
1.2.2 June 2015
1.3.0 July 2015
1.3.1 August 2015
1.3.2 August 2015
1.4.0 September 2015
1.4.1 October 2015
1.5.0 November 2015
1.5.1 December 2015
2.0.0 April 2016
2.1.0 April 2016
2.1.1 May 2016
2.1.2 June 2016
2.1.3 August 2016
2.2.0 September 2016
2.2.1 October 2016
2.2.2 October 2016
2.2.3 December 2016
2.3.0 March 2017
2.3.1 April 2017
2.3.2 April 2017
2.3.3 June 2017
3.0 October 2017
3.0.1 November 2017


  1. ^ "Android Studio Release Notes". Android Developers Official Website. June 8, 2017. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Download Options". Google. Retrieved February 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Terms and Conditions". Google. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Build Overview". 
  5. ^ "Building Android Studio". 
  6. ^ "Android Studio website". 
  7. ^ Ducrohet, Xavier; Norbye, Tor; Chou, Katherine (May 15, 2013). "Android Studio: An IDE built for Android". Android Developers Blog. Google. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Getting Started with Android Studio". Android Developers. Google. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ Haslam, Oliver (May 16, 2013). "Download Android Studio IDE For Windows, OS X And Linux". Redmond Pie. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Download Android Studio". Android Developers. Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Google Launches Android Studio And New Features For Developer Console, Including Beta Releases And Staged Rollout". VentureBeat. December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  12. ^ Honig, Zach (May 15, 2013). "Google intros Android Studio, an IDE for building apps". Engadget. AOL. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  13. ^ Dobie, Alex (May 15, 2013). "Android Studio unveiled at Google I/O keynote". Android Central. Mobile Nations. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  14. ^ Olanoff, Drew (May 15, 2013). "Google Launches Android Studio And New Features For Developer Console, Including Beta Releases And Staged Rollout". TechCrunch. AOL. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Android Studio BETA". Google. Google. May 15, 2013. Retrieved August 15, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Get Started with Kotlin on Android | Android Developers". Retrieved 2017-10-25. 
  17. ^ "Use Java 8 language features | Android Developers". Retrieved 2017-10-25. 
  18. ^ "android-retroflow: Backport of Java 9 (JEP 266) reactive-streams Flow and SubmissionPublisher API for Android Studio 3.0 desugar toolchain, forked from [..]". retrostreams. 2017-10-22. Retrieved 2017-10-25. 
  19. ^ "Refer System Requirements". Android Studio Official Website. Retrieved October 26, 2017. 
  20. ^ a b "Refer 'System Requirements' section". Android Studio Official Website. Retrieved October 26, 2017. 
  21. ^

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