Install Android Studio on any Ubuntu Linux Desktop or Laptop


Android Studio is a very powerful and most widely used IDE for creating android applications. It is a great tool but it also consumes a lot of RAM. So if you are having a lower amount of RAM,it will be best for you to Run it in UBUNTU or any Linux based distros as they consume much less Ram than Windows Operating System.. Follow this guide if you want to install android studio in Ubuntu.

How to Download and Install Android Studio in latest version of Ubuntu(18.04 or 18.10 or 19.04)


Installing Android Studio in Linux is almost as easy as Installing it in Windows, only we need to take care of a few things before actually installing the IDE. All the steps are briefly stated below:-

1. Prerequisites

Following are the steps to be followed in any Ubuntu or Debian releases before installing Android Studio:-

i) Check for virtualization support by typing in terminal:-

 sudo egrep --color 'vmx|svm' /proc/cpuinfo | wc -l

If the above value returns 4,then you have virtualization support enabled which means you can run AVD tools in Anroid Studio.

ii) Install the necessary 32 bit libraries by typing in terminal:

sudo apt update

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

If any one of the above fails to install,or gives error message, dont worry,just leave it and install the rest ones


2. Installation

We have two methods for this purpose.


Method 1:- Use UBUNTU SOFTWARE. ( Recommended )

Goto Ubuntu Software and search for Android studio and simply press INSTALL. This is the easiest way to download Android Studio in Ubuntu. As Simple as That,

Android Studio in Ubuntu Software



Method 2:- Download from official android studio website by following this link:-


Note that in the download page there will be written “Download for linux” if you open this website with any linux distro like Ubuntu. Then perform the following steps:-

Step 1:- Extract the zip file to the desired location. I will suggest you to extract it in /opt/ for all users

Step 2:- Change permission of android studio folder by typing in terminal

sudo chmod o+w /opt/android-studio/

Step 3:- Goto that directory where you extracted anroid studio files, then goto android-studio/bin/ and open terminal there and type ./

Step 4:- Select the desired options shown on screen,and click ok.The setup wizard will guide you to the rest of the process to Install the android SDK and other necessary files.




Extra :- If you want to create a desktop entry for android studio,Click Configure on the welcome Screen and Click On Create Desktop Entry

Create Desktop Shortcut for Android Studio in Ubuntu


If you have any more doubts, you can also visit the official Android Studio website by following this link:-

Also you can comment down below for further queries.


Also Study:-

How to Install ANDROID STUDIO in Windows


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