Android Studio Xubuntu 18.04 Installation Guide

May 23, 2018 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Android Studio Xubuntu 18.04 Installation

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install Android Studio IDE on Xubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS 64-bit GNU/Linux Desktop.

First of all, the Android Studio for Xubuntu 18.04 is the Official IDE for Android Application Development, based on IntelliJ IDEA.

Especially relevant: the Android App Development Requires a working Oracle Java JDK Installation for Xubuntu.

Android Studio Xubuntu 18.04 Installation Guide - Featured

Finally, the Android Studio IDE main Features are:

  • Flexible Gradle-based build system
  • Build variants and multiple apk file generation
  • Code templates to help you build common app features
  • Rich layout editor with support for drag and drop theme editing
  • Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility, and other problems
  • ProGuard and app-signing capabilities
  • Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, making it easy to integrate Google Cloud Messaging and App Engine
  1. 1. Launching Shell Emulator

    Open a Terminal window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Android Studio Xubuntu 18.04 Installation Guide - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. 2. Downloading Android Studio for Xubuntu

    Download Android Studio IDE for Xubuntu Linux:

    Android Studio IDE Zip Linux

    If possible Select directly “Open with Archive Manager”!

  3. 3. Extracting Android Studio IDE

    Then Double-Click on Android Archive
    Extract into /tmp

    Android Studio Xubuntu 18.04 Installation Guide - extraction
  4. 4. Installing Dependencies

    This for 64-bit Systems only, Install Required Packages

    sudo apt install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32stdc++6
  5. 5. Installing Oracle JDK

    How to Install Required Oracle Java JDK on Xubuntu:

    Install Oracle JDK for Xubuntu
  6. 6. Relocating Android Studio

    Again to Relocate Android Studio IDE
    For a System wide installation we Set the superUser as Holder

    sudo chown -R root:root /tmp/android-studio

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution
    Then Move the Android Studio content into the /opt Directory

    sudo mv /tmp/android-studio /opt/
  7. 7. Amending User’s Path

    And to Make the Android SDK Command-line Accessible
    Amend the User’s Path like:

    nano ~/.bashrc


    export PATH=~/Android/sdk/platformtools:\

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano editor :)

  8. 8. Getting-Started Guide

    Getting-Started with Android App Development:

    Android Studio Quick-Start Guide
  9. 9. Running Android Studio IDE

    Finally, Launch & Enjoy Andoid Studio:
    First Launch it from Terminal with:

    And on the First Configuration a Desktop Launcher it’s Automatically Created!
    Android Studio Xubuntu 18.04 Installation Guide - Launcher
    Wait until Android Studio Download the SDK Tools and the others Needed Components…
    Android Studio Xubuntu 18.04 Installation Guide - Config Wizard

  10. Android Studio Xubuntu 18.04 Installation Guide - Config Wizard

    So Now I’m truly Happy if My Guide could Help You to Install Android Studio on Xubuntu 18.04!

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