Android Studio is the official integrated development environment (IDE) for Android operating system. It is built on JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA software and designed specifically for Android development. It is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux based operating system.
Android Studio is the replacement for the Eclipse Android Development Tools (ADT) as the primary IDE for native Android application development.
Android Studio was announced on May 16, 2013, at the Google I/O conference that it is the official IDE for Android application development. It was the early access preview stage which starts from version 0.1 in May 2013. Android Studio releases its first stable build in December 2014, starting from version 1.0.
Since May 7, 2019, Google preferred Kotlin language for Android app development. Still, other languages are also supported, including Android Studio.
Features of Android Studio
The current stable version of Android Studio provides the following features:
Version History of Android Studio
System Requirement for Android Studio
We will start our Android application development on either of the following operating systems:
All the tools which are required to develop the Android applications are open source, and they can be downloaded from the web. Following are the list of software which is required before we start our Android application programming.