This text is for installing and using Google’s Android Studio on a 64-bit macOS High Sierra pc. In the event you want to develop a software program on the Android platform on your Mac, then this ‘how-to’ is for you. Note that the version numbers are deliberately disregarded (until mentioned) for the Mac and Android Studio. This means that this ‘how-to’ can apply to (almost) any versions – unless a selected change has occurred.
There was quite a bit of reports lately about Google and the future of Android (search the online for this term to read all the news). First ‘fragmentation’ then ‘updates’ and ‘Google as Oracle court case’ and so forth. Should you be apprehensive? I recommend that you concentrate on program development for Android and let the chips fall where ever they may. Google is too huge to fail – that mentioned, it may take a very long whereas for it to so. So, for the time being, Android program improvement is the method to go. Enough of the political bit, and let us focus on Android et al.
Please, note that OpenJDK is now officially supplied with Android Studio and there is no such thing as a want to install Oracle’s Java JDK on the Mac. If you are new to Java, then I suggest you obtain and set up the OpenJDK JDK and a Java IDE (e.g. IntelliJ, Eclipse, and so forth). Start an online browser (e.g., Safari), and type ‘download android studio’ into the search box and press the ‘Return’ key.
Then click on on the first or second item within the search result and the web page as proven under will appear. Click on the large inexperienced button that says ‘Download ANDROID STUDIO’ and then agree to the terms on the following window. Then click on the big blue button to start out the download.
The instructions for installing Android Studio will seem on the web browser – take time to read it. Wait for the download to finish, then close the online browser. Open the Finder and you will see the downloaded file in the ‘Downloads’ folder. Note that the file name might change as Google is constantly updating it. To put in Google’s Android Studio in your Mac PC, double click on the file name in Finder, and you’ll find a .dmg file on your desktop, plus the image proven within the figure beneath.
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- Click the Create Application button
In keeping with the image, you want to move Android Studio into your ‘Applications’ folder of your Mac to – accomplish that and Finder will transfer that file into the vacation spot folder. Wait for the method to finish, then now you can safely close the image, and eject the .dmg file from your desktop. Now open a Finder and locate the icon for Android Studio. To start out Android Studio for the first time, double-click on that icon within the Finder’s purposes window.
You will see a warning from the Mac laptop as proven beneath. Click the ‘Open’ button and the window as proven below will appear. This first window asks whether or not you need to import any settings. If that is the first time you installed and began Android Studio, the likelihood is that you have no – so simply click on the ‘Ok’ button.
Of course, when you had put in Android Studio on Eclipse previously and wish to preserve the settings on Eclipse, be happy to import the previous settings. Android Studio will begin loading as shown within the figure beneath. The Setup Wizard for Android Studio will start and the first window (the Welcome window) will look just like the one proven in the determined beneath. The Install Type window will seem next as proven beneath.