How to Install Android Studio in Ubuntu

In this tutorial we will learn How to Install and Configure Google's Android Studio, the official tool for developing Android applications.

Android Studio is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) designed for developing Android apps. It is the most popular IDE for Android app development.

Install Android Studio in Ubuntu

Following are the steps you need to do in order to Install Android Studio in Ubuntu (Any version of Ubuntu Linux including Ubuntu 16.04 and 14.04).

The latest version of the Android Studio comes bundled with OpenJDK, so you don't need to install Java Development Kit separately in your Ubuntu 18.04 desktop.

Install dependency packages

First, install the dependency packages need for Ubuntu android studio:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 lib32z1 libbz2-1.0:i386

Download Android Studio for Ubuntu

To download android studio, go to following URL and download the latest package for Linux.

Download Android Studio for Ubuntu

The android studio for Linux comes as a .zip file.

Unzip zip file to the /opt directory

Open the Ubuntu terminal and unzip the .zip file to the /opt directory:

sudo unzip -d /opt
Unzip zip file to the /opt directory.

Execute file

To start setup wizard, we need to run script from the bin directory of the unzipped folder.

Move to the /opt/android-studio/bin directory and Execute file:


This will launch the setup wizard for the Ubuntu Android Studio.

Continue with the default options to install and configure Android Studio in Ubuntu 18.04.

Create Desktop Entry for Ubuntu Application Menu

One more thing, We need to add Android Studio to the Ubuntu application menu.

To create a desktop entry, click on Configure and select "Create Desktop Entry" (Or from the Top navigation, Go to Tools and select "Create Desktop Entry").

Desktop Entry for Ubuntu Android Studio

And that's it!! Now you have the Google Android Studio, Integrated Development Environment on your Ubuntu 18.04 desktop.