Android Studio 4.0 Released! How to Install in Ubuntu 20.04

Last updated: May 29, 2020

Android Studio 4.0 was released a day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 20.04.

Android Studio 4.0 features a new Motion Editor, improved Layout Inspector, Clangd support for C++, smart editor features, enhancements to the CPU Profiler, Java 8 language library desugaring in D8 and R8, and much more other changes. See the release note for more.

How to Install Android Studio 4.0 in Ubuntu:

The containerized Snap package is available to install in Ubuntu Software for Ubuntu 18.04 and higher:

Don’t like Snap application? You can also install Android Studio 4.0 easily via Ubuntu Make.

1.) Install the latest Ubuntu Make:

  • Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA which contains the latest Ubuntu Make packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and Ubuntu 20.04.
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lyzardking/ubuntu-make

  • Then install or upgrade Ubuntu Make via command:
    sudo apt update && sudo apt install ubuntu-make

  • 2.) Install Android Studio via command:

    umake android --accept-license

    It automatically downloads the software package and dependencies from Google and installs on your system for single use by default.

    3.) Once installed, launch the IDE from ‘Show Applications’ menu. Restart you machine if you don’t see the icon, or run sh ~/.local/share/umake/android/android-studio/bin/ command to launch it from terminal.


    You may remove Ubuntu Make PPA by running command:

    sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:lyzardking/ubuntu-make

    And remove Android Studio via command:

    umake android --remove


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    One response to Android Studio 4.0 Released! How to Install in Ubuntu 20.04

    1. David Margison May 30, 2020 at 12:42 pm

      David Sony Vaio i7 Dual boot Win7 + Ubuntu 18.04

      My Canon MP 460 stopped working after updates, really struggled to sort the problem, This process resolved all issues, I am now able to print and also scan (using Xsane). My printer wasn’t listed so I just went with the nearest model (MP490) made sure it was a printer scanner first though. Thanks for for taking the time to put this tutorial up, I went to” Ask Ubuntu” but no info there.