Android Studio Introduction


What is the Android Studio? Android Studio is the official integrated development environment (IDE) for Android platform development.

Here is what Wikipedia says about an IDE: “An integrated development environment (IDE) is a software application that provides comprehensive facilities to computer programmers for software development. An IDE normally consists of a source code editor, build automation tools and a debugger.”

Android Studio was announced on May 16, 2013 at the Google I/O conference. Android Studio is freely available under the Apache License 2.0. The instruictions and link for installing Android are found here.

Wikipedia says: “Based on JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA software, Android Studio is designed specifically for Android development. It is available for download on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, and replaced Eclipse Android Development Tools (ADT) as Google’s primary IDE for native Android application development”.


What is Android? Here is what Wikipedia says about the Android (operating system): “Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android’s user interface is mainly based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input.”

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