How to Install Android Studio for Linux

Satisfy 32-bit dependencies before you install Android Studio

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Android Studio is the premier tool produced by Google for creating Android apps. Like many larger, modern apps, it installs through a small installation utility that prompts a full download during the installation process.

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Installation Requirements

To run Android Studio on Linux, Google recommends the following system specs:

  • GNOME or KDE desktop
  • 64-bit distribution capable of running 32-bit applications
  • GNU C Library (glibc) 2.19 or later
  • 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended
  • 2 GB of available disk space minimum, 4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution

Getting Started

Running Android Studio requires a few manually satisfied dependencies.

On a 64-bit version of Ubuntu, install 32-bit libraries with the command:

sudo apt install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 lib32z1 libbz2-1.0:i386

On a 64-bit version of Fedora, install 32-bit libraries with the command:

sudo yum install zlib.i686 ncurses-libs.i686 bzip2-libs.i686

With these libraries installed, unpack the ZIP file for the Android Studio installer. For a user-specific installation, unpack it to someplace like /usr/local, or for a shared users, consider /opt.

Launch the setup wizard by executing /android-studio/bin/studio.sh from wherever you unpacked the ZIP. Complete the installation using the graphical installer's prompts.