Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. Similar to Eclipse with the ADT Plugin, Android Studio provides integrated Android developer tools for development and debugging. On top of the capabilities you expect from IntelliJ, Android Studio offers:
- Gradle-based build support.
- Android-specific refactoring and quick fixes.
- Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility and other problems.
- ProGuard and app-signing capabilities.
- Template-based wizards to create common Android designs and components.
- A rich layout editor that allows you to drag-and-drop UI components, preview layouts on multiple screen configurations, and much more.
- Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, making it easy to integrate Google Cloud Messaging and App Engine as server-side components.
Install Android studio in Ubuntu and Mint linux
Paolo Ratolo, has created a PPA for easy installation Android Studio on Ubuntu 13.04/13.10/14.04, Mint Linux /15/16/1 and Ubuntu based distributions.
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install android-studio
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