Tutorial how to install Android Studio 0.8.12 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Android Studio is an Android development environment developed by Google. Android Studio is the perfect tool to create Android applications. Android Studio supports most Linux distribution including Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. This tutorial is going to show you how to install Android Studio 0.8.12 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.

Android Studio 0.8.12 at a glance

Based on the developer release note, this Android Studio 0.8.12 comes with several important updates. This new Android Studio 0.8.12 now comes with new AVD Manager. The new AVD Manager is more tightly integrated with the IDE. But unfortunately, you cannot update incrementally to this versoon 0.8.12. You have to install Android Studio 0.8.12 from scratch. For more information, please visit: http://tools.android.com/recent/androidstudio0812released

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Steps to install Android Studio 0.8.12 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Thanks to Paolo rotolo who maintain the PPA for Android Studio 0.8.12 for Ubuntu users. To install Android Studio 0.8.12 on Ubuntu 14.04 we can simply add the PPA Repository and install it on Ubuntu. Open Terminal and paste these commands to get started.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install android-studio

Once Android Studio successfully installed, we need to install the Android SDK. Do the following commands on Terminal

cd ~
wget http://dl.google.com/android/android-sdk_r23.0.2-linux.tgz
tar -xzvf android-sdk_r23.0.2-linux.tgz
cd android-sdk-linux/tools

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To launch the Android virtual device manager, open a terminal, type “android avd” without quotes and hit enter.

Next, add ~/android-sdk-linux/tools and ~/android-sdk-linux/plarform-tools. Execute these commands on Terminal

echo “export PATH=${PATH}:~/android-sdk-linux/tools” >> ~/.bashrc
echo “export PATH=${PATH}:~/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools” >> ~/.bashrc



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