Easily Install Android Studio Via PPA In Ubuntu And Linux Mint [Quick Tip]

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How to install Android Studio in Ubuntu

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 14.04 via a PPA.

Install Android Studio in Ubuntu 14.04

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. Before you run Android Studio, make sure to install Java in Ubuntu first. Any questions or suggestions are always welcomed. Ciao :)

  • Jaime Arturo López Barajas

    tried but failed…
    its seems i cant meet some of the requirements…
    only clue ive got its android-studio : Depends: lib32ncurses5 but it is not installable
    looking for alternatives xD

  • Muhammad Johar

    installed successfully from command terminal
    but how to laungh android studio?
    I am new to ubuntu, but trying my best….
    pleaseeee….

    • http://itsfoss.com/ Abhishek Prakash

      Press Windows key. It will open Unity dash. Now search for Android Studio. It will bring up the application. Just click on it.

    • Mike Khan

      What worked for me after the install, was :

      -open an terminal session. and type the following :
      gedit /usr/share/applications/android-studio.desktop

      – Copy paste and Save the following :

      [Desktop Entry]
      Version=1.0
      Type=Application
      Name=Android Studio
      Icon=/opt/android-studio/bin/idea.png
      Exec=/opt/android-studio/bin/studio.sh
      Comment=Develop with pleasure!
      Categories=Development;IDE;
      Terminal=false

      ——

      You’ll find an icon in menu / programming

      Hope this helps,
      Regards,
      Mike Khan

      • http://itsfoss.com/ Abhishek Prakash

        I feature your comment so that others can benefit from it. Thanks for sharing it.

  • ]v[etz

    Doesn’t work for me. Insists it has to install openJDK when I already have oracle java JDK installed.

  • shawn

    What is the path to the android sdk