Android Studio 3.3 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

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Android Studio 3.3 was released a few days ago with new enhancements & features. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 18, 19.x, and higher.

Android Studio 3.3 release highlights according to its release note:

  • Navigation Editor
  • IntelliJ 2018.2.2 Platform Update
  • Kotlin 1.3.11 Update
  • Clang-Tidy Support for C++
  • New Project Wizard update
  • Delete Unused IDE Directories
  • IDE User Feedback
  • Improved incremental Java compilation when using annotation processors
  • Lazy task configuration
  • Single-variant project sync
  • Android App Bundles now supports Instant Apps
  • Multiple Emulator AVD instance Launch
  • Android 9 Pie – Emulator System Images
  • Emulator Snapshot Save Speed Improvement
  • Profiler Performance Improvements
  • Memory Profiler: Allocation Tracking Options
  • Network Profiler: Formatted Text
  • CPU Profiler: Frame Rendering Data

How to Install Android Studio 3.3 in Ubuntu:

Installing the latest Android Studio is quite easy in Ubuntu, as it has been made into Snap (containerized software package) by the Snapcrafters community.

The snap package bundles all run-time libraries, and auto-update itself when a new release is available.

1. For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, simply open Ubuntu Software, search for and install Android Studio snap package:

android-studio-softwarecenter

2 For Ubuntu 16.04 and derivatives, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

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Then run command to install snapd daemon first:

sudo apt install snapd

Type user password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

install-snapd

Finally install Android Studio via command:

sudo snap install android-studio

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Once installed, open the Android IDE from your system application launcher and enjoy!

Uninstall:

For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, simply uninstall the IDE from Ubuntu Software.

For Ubuntu 16.04 and derivatives, run command in terminal:

sudo snap remove android-studio

About ml

ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.

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