Android Studio 3.0 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu

Android Studio reached the new major 3.0 release. Here’s how to install it in Ubunu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10.

Android Studio 3.0 features:

  • Ability to develop apps with Kotlin, a newer programming language designed to interoperate with existing Java code
  • An SDK for creating Instant Apps
  • New templates for Android Things applications, XML and downloadable fonts for Android 8.0 and higher
  • A new wizard for creating adaptive icons.
  • Android Plugin for Gradle 3.0.0 with significant performance improvements to large multi-module projects.
  • Ability to create Android 8.0 emulators with the Google Play Store pre-installed

How to Install Android Studio 3.0 in Ubuntu:

You can easily install it either via Maarten Fonville’s PPA or by using Ubuntu Make in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and Ubuntu 17.10.

The Maarten Fonville’s PPA contains installer script that automatically downloads Linux package from Google, and installs it into /opt/ for global use.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-fonville/android-studio

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then update and install the IDE via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install android-studio

To install Android Studio 3.0 via Ubuntu Make, you need to first install the latest Ubuntu Make from this PPA. Then run command to install the IDE after accepting license.

umake android