Android Studio, Google’s own IDE for Android development, is a nice alternative to Eclipse with ADT plugin. Android Studio can be installed from its source code but in this quick post we shall see how to install Android Studio in Ubuntu via a PPA.
Install Android Studio in Ubuntu
Thanks to Paolo Ratolo, we have a PPA which can be used to easily install Android Studio in Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10, Linux Mint and other Ubuntu based distributions. Just note that it will download around 650 MB of data. So mind your internet connection as well as data charges (if any).
Open a terminal and use the following commands:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install android-studio
Was it not easy? While installing a program from source code is fun in a way, it is always nice to have such PPAs. Once we have see how to install Android Studio, lets see how to uninstall it.
Uninstall Android Studio:
If you don’t have already, install PPA Purge:
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
Now use the PPA Purge to purge the installed PPA:
sudo ppa-purge ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio
That’s it. I hope this quick helps you to install Android Studio in Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Any questions or suggestions are always welcomed. Ciao