How to Install Android Studio 2.3.1 in Ubuntu Linux via PPA Easily

Today I'll show you a step by step how to install latest Android Studio in Ubuntu Linux - The Android Studio is available in PPA for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr / 16.04 Xenial Xerus / 16.10 Yakkety Yak / 17.04 Zesty Zapus and its variants i.e Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

Android Studio was announced on May 16, 2013 at the Google I/O conference. It's android app development software / integrated development environment (IDE) for Android platform development freely available under the Apache License 2.0.

The first stable build was released in December 2014, starting from version 1.0. It's free and cross-platform graphical application implemented in Java which is has useful and powerful tools for Android apps development in multiple platforms.

Tutorial : Install Android Studio in Linux

Installing Android Studio in Ubuntu and derivatives is pretty easy. Thankfully, there's an Ubuntu PPA that contains simple script to automatically download and installs the latest release from Google download server.

Install Android Studio 2.3.1 in Ubuntu Linux

The screenshot above is how Android Studio splash screen look like in my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus.

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Well, lets jump to the main tutorial!

Install Java JDK in Ubuntu via PPA

Before you run Android Studio, first you need to install Java in Ubuntu. To do so, simply open terminal window then run the following commands on by one :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default

Install Android Studio Java JDK in Ubuntu via PPA

Once the JDK installed, here are all you need to do to install Android Studio 2.3.1 to your Ubuntu desktop :

Step 1 - Open terminal window and add the following PPA :

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

Step 2 - Update the local index :

sudo apt-get update

Step 3 - Now install the Android Studio by runngin the command below :

sudo apt-get install android-studio

Time to relax. Sit back and grab your coffee!

Command to Install Android Studio Ubuntu Linux

Step 4 - Once finished, now start the setup wizard by running :


Follow the instruction to completing the installation. Watch the video below for more details :

Hope this tutorial helpful for those who looking for a guide installing Android Studio in Ubuntu desktop. Thanks for reading and visiting Linuxslaves!