Once installation of Android Studio is complete, your next step is updating and configuring the Android SDK. This video will show you how to configure the program properly, depending on whether you are working with a Mac or Windows machine. You'll learn how to install the Android SDK and select API levels. In addition, you'll save time by seeing which items to avoid downloading, and what software will help you run your development and testing much faster.
After installing Android Studio,…the next step is to update your SDK.…You do this through the Android Studio software.…If you're working on Mac,…you can just start Android Studio in the normal way.…On Windows though, you need to make sure…you open Android Studio as an administrator.…On Windows 8, you can go to the start screen,…and if you have an Android Studio tile,…right-click, and choose run as administrator.…If you don't have a tile,…start typing Android Studio,…then right-click on it,…and once again choose run as administrator.…
On Windows 7, go to the start menu…and follow the same steps.…After selecting run as administrator,…if you see a user account control dialogue, click yes.…From the welcome screen, click configure,…and then click SDK Manager.…If you see this dimmed out on Windows, once again,…that means you're not running as an administrator.…The SDK Manager starts as a separate Java application.…Some items might indicate that there are available updates.…
When you install Android Studio Beta,…the Android L Preview SDK will all ready be installed,…
Note: This course was revised on 8/20/2014 to reflect changes in the .0.8.4 beta version of Android Studio.
- Exploring Android Studio and IntelliJ IDEA
- Installing Android Studio
- Creating projects with Android Studio
- Navigating the user interface
- Designing activity layouts
- Analyzing and refactoring code
- Debugging and packaging apps
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 8/20/2014. What changed?
A: We revised this course to reflect changes to the Android Studio beta, released at the 2014 Google I/O conference. This update was recorded with Android Studio .0.8.4, which contains a new project wizard and updates to the Gradle build system. For more information about the changes in this course, check out the "What's new in this update" movie.