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How to install Android Studio on Windows 10/ 11 and run your first Android Application

To create, run, and test Android Application on your Windows 10/ 11, Mac and Linux Operating System, you need to install Android Studio IDE. Android Studio is an open source IDE, developed by Google and JetBrains to run Android applications. It introduced by Google in 2013.

In this lesson, we will see how to setup and install Android Studio. At first, we will install Java JDK, since Android Studio setup requires the JDK setup. After that, we will also see how to create a new project/ Android application in Android Studio and run it. We will also create Android Virtual Device (AVD) to run and test our apps. Listing the steps:

  • Step 1: Download and Install Java
  • Step 2: Download and Install Android Studio
  • Step 3: Android Studio Setup initiates
  • Step 4: Create a new project/ Android application
  • Step 5: Create AVD (Android Virtual Device)
  • Step 6: Run first project/ Android application

Let’s begin with installation of Android 4 on Windows 10:

Download and Install Java

For Android Studio IDE installation, you need to Install Java. Refer, our tutorial on how to setup Java on Windows 10.  Set the JAVA JDK and remember the path. Our Java JDK path is:

Note: The JAVA JDK path will be used in the next section, wherein we will install Android Studio. We need to fill the path while installing.

Download and Install Android Studio

To download and install Android Studio on 64-bit Windows 10 OS, at first, visit the Android Developer’s official website. Here, click Download Android Studio as in the below screenshot:

Download Android Studio

After clicking, you will be shown the terms and conditions, read it and Accept. On clicking, a new button Download Android Studio for Windows, is visible:

Download Android Studio for Windows

Click on it and the exe file for Android Studio android-studio-ide-193.6514223-windows.exe will generate and begin downloading:

Android Studio Downloading

After completing the download, double-click on the exe file and the installation begins as in the below screenshot:

Choose components for Android

Click Next, and now Choose Components. Keep as it is i.e. Android Studio and Android Virtual Device and click Next:

Welcome to Android Studio Installation
Now, set the Install Location i.e. where the Android Studio will get installed. Keep as it “C:\Program Files\Android\Android Studio” and click Next:

Installation location for Android Studio

Now, a Start Menu settings dialog box will be visible. This is for Android Studio’s shortcut. Keep the default and click Install as in the below screenshot:

Install Android Studio

After clicking Install above, the installation begins. It will take some seconds/minutes based on the Internet speed. The Installation complete as shown in the below screenshot. Click Next:

Android Studio installation completes

Android Studio installation completes. Click Finish. Since the Start Android Studio checkbox is by default checked, it will open immediately after clicking Finish:

Android Studio setup completed

Now, a new dialog box Import Android Studio Settings From… would be visible. Select “Do Not Import Settings”, since we do not have any previous installation of Android Studio on our system. Click OK:

Do not import settings

Android Studio Setup Initiates

After completing installation of Android Studio, now we need to work through the setup wizard.

Now, after clicking OK above, the Android Studio Setup Wizard would be visible. This will set up your Development Environment for Android Studio.

Click Next:

Android Studio Setup Wizard

Now, choose the Install Type. We will select Custom and click Next:

Choose Install Type for Android Studio

Select the default JDK location. Above, we saw where we installed JAVA JDK. We have to insert the same path here i.e.

By clicking the i.e. three dots, we have set the same Java JDK path:

Set the default JDK

Next, select the theme. We selected the Dracula dark them. Click Next.

Now, select the SDK components. Keep the default i.e. Android SDK, AP30, Intel HAXM and click Next:

Android SDK Components SetupPNG

Set the RAM for Emulator. An emulator is a fast and powerful virtual device through which you can easily test your devices on different screen sizes. Without using a hardware device, you can deploy and test your app. The emulator works like your hardware device i.e. after installation of the app on emulator, you can uninstall it from there itself.
Click Next:

Set RAM for Emulator

Now, the installation of the SDK components will begin:

Downloading SDK Components

Congrats! We have successfully installed Android Studio. Following Welcome to Android Studio window will be visible:

Android Studio Installed successfully

Now, let us create a new project.

Create a new project/ Android application

To create a new project, as you can see, we reached the dialog box displaying installation completed successfully. Let’s continue from here and click Start a new Android Studio Project:

Create a new Android app

From here, you will reach the Select a Project Template section. Select Phones and Tablets tab, since we will be creating a Demo app. Under that, select Empty Activity and click Next:

Select Android Studip project template

Now, configure your Android project. Set the project name, Package Name, Language, and set the Minimum SDK. We have set the following

  • Name: AmitApplication
  • Package Name: studyopedia.amitapplication
  • Language: Java
  • Minimum SDK: API 16: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Note: Minimum SDK is set by default, based on user’s convenience. You can change it from dropdown, but since the same API 16 will current run on 99.8% of devices, therefore, it is sensible to keep the Minimum SDK as it is as shown below:

Now, click Finish:

Configure your Android Project

The AmitApplication project opens successfully. Now, to run the demo project, we need an AVD. Let’s create an Android Virtual Device (AVD).

Create AVD (Android Virtual Device)

Android Virtual Device (AVD) allows you to easily define the characteristics of multiple devices such as Android phone, Android Wear, tablet, and Android TV device. These are the devices which simulate in the Android Emulator.

An emulator is a fast and powerful virtual device through which you can easily test your devices on different screen sizes. Without using a hardware device, you can deploy and test your app. The emulator works like your hardware device i.e. after installation of the app on emulator, you can uninstall it from there itself.

Let’s see how we can reach the AVD and create a new one, to run our first Android application, AmitApplication.

Go to Tool > SDK Manager:

Creating Android Virtual Device

Now, under Android Virtual Device Manager, click Create Virtual Device to create a new Virtual Device:

Create new Android Virtual Device

Select Hardware by Choosing a Device Definition.

From the Phone tab on the left, select any device for creating a Virtual Device, running and testing the app. We selected Pixel 2. Click Next:

Select Hardware and Choose Device Definition fro AVD

We have reached the System Image section. Under Recommended, select any image. We will select the Q Download with API Level 29.

Select a System Image for AVD

On clicking, the installation of System Image for Q begins. After downloading, click Finish:

System Image Downloaded successfully

Now, you will reach the Verify Configuration section for Android Virtual Device for Pixel 2, we set above. Check the configuration and click Finish:

Verify Configuration for Android Virtual Device

Android Virtual Device (AVD) created successfully, Pixel 2 API 29.

Click on the play button to Launch:

Virtual Device created successfully

On clicking the play button, our Pixel 2 AVD launched successfully:

Android Virtual Device created successfully

Run first project/ Android application

Go to Run menu and click Run to run the AmitApplication:

Run the Demo Android app

On clicking RUN, the GRADLE runs successfully. The AmitApplicaion project ran successfully and the output of the app is visible. The title AmitApplication is also visible, with the demo text Hello World.

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1 Comment
  • Alex Diaz
    Posted at 00:21h, 15 July Reply

    Created AVD as well with this tutorial.
    Superb! Started with my Android App Dev journey.

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