Hi, if you watched (or assisted -if you are that lucky-) the Google I/O then you couldn't resist installing the new Android development environment the early access preview. Android Studio the IDE built on IntelliJ IDEA with a lot of features for Android development and debugging, making the process faster and more productive. Coming with extensible build tools, powerful code editing, smoother and richer GUI .. you can read these stuff here.
Then let's talk about installing on Ubuntu (this instructions are tested on 12.10 64-bit) :
First you'll need to install Oracle Java JDK (now 7.21u) from the official website For Linux 64-bit tar.gz , you don't need to install it if you have OpenJDK installed, so just copy it to a location :
tar xzvf ~/Downloads/jdk-7u21-linux-x64.tar.gz sudo mv jdk1.7.0_21/ /usr/lib/jvm/Maybe you'll need to install some libs because of some issues with adb
apt-get install lib32ncurses5 ia32-libsThen you need to set JAVA_HOME to JDK location, to define it on login use .profile file if you don't have one copy the default one from /etc/profile.
cp /usr/profile ~/.profileAnd add the definition and logout/login to apply changes :
export JAVA_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_21"Now download Android Studio http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/studio.html and extract it :
tar xzvf ~/Downloads/android-studio-bundle-130.677228-linux.tgzthen copy it to some location, I used /usr/bin
sudo mv ~/Downloads/android-studio /usr/bin/android-studio
I added a bigger icon to the directory to use in launcher :
sudo mv ~/Downloads/AndroidStudioIcon-150x150.png /usr/bin/android-studio/icon.png
To add the IDE to the launcher you need to define a desktop file in /usr/share/applications name it android-studio.desktop with the following content :
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Android Studio Comment=Android Studio IDE Exec=/usr/bin/android-studio/bin/studio.sh Icon=/usr/bin/android-studio/icon.png Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=GNOME;Application;Development;That's it, now you can start the app from the launcher on Unity or Gnome normally, also you can switch to the dark theme like the one in the I/O from View > Quick Switch Scheme > Switch Look And Feel > Darcula .