How To Install Android Studio on Ubuntu 20.04

How To Install Android Studio on Ubuntu 20.04

Android Studio is a powerful integrated development environment for Android development, based on IntelliJ IDEA. It is the first choice for an app developer who is developing applications for Google’s Android operating system.

It is available for WindowsLinux, macOS, and Chrome OS.

Here, we will see how to install Android Studio on Ubuntu 20.04.

System Requirements

Software Requirement

  • Graphical Interface (GNOME or KDE Desktop)
  • 64-bit OS capable of running 32-bit applications

Hardware Requirement

  • RAM: Minimum – 4GB / Recommended – 8GB
  • DISK: Minimum – 2GB / Recommended – 4GB

Ensure your system’s CPU supports Intel VT / AMD SVM or not.

egrep --color 'vmx|svm' /proc/cpuinfo | wc -l


If the above output is non-zero, then your machine has Intel or AMD virtualization support.

Install Android Studio on Ubuntu 20.04

Follow any one of the methods to install Android Studio on Ubuntu 20.04.

  1. Using Ubuntu Software center
  2. Using Snap
  3. Using Official Package

1. Install Android Studio Using Ubuntu Software Center

Open up the Ubuntu Software Center from Activities » Search for Ubuntu Software.

Open Ubuntu Software
Open Ubuntu Software

Search for Android Studio and then click Android Studio on yielded search results.

Search Result
Search Result

Click the Install button to begin the installation of Android Studio.

Install Android Studio
Install Android Studio

You would need to enter your password to install Android Studio.


The installation may take a while.

Android Studio Installation In Progress
Android Studio Installation In Progress

Once the installation is complete, you can open Android Studio from Activities » Search for Android Studio.

2. Install Android Studio Using Snap

Snap will setup the environment for Android Studio. So, first, install the Snap package management in case your system does not it already installed.

sudo apt update

sudo apt install -y snapd

Install Android Studio using the Snap command.

sudo snap install android-studio --classic

The installation would take at least 10 or 15 mins to complete. Upon completion, verify the Android Studio installation using the below command.

sudo snap list android-studio


Name            Version   Rev  Tracking       Publisher     Notes
android-studio  90   latest/stable  snapcrafters  classic
Once the installation is complete, you can open Android Studio from Activities » Search for Android Studio.

3. Install Android Studio From Official Archive

First, install 32-bit libraries for Android Studio installation

sudo apt update

sudo apt install -y libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 lib32z1 libbz2-1.0:i386

Next, open a browser and visit the below link to download the latest version of Android Studio from the official website.


Use the below command to download from the terminal.

cd /tmp


Go to the Downloads directory or the directory where you have downloaded the Android Studio and then extract the downloaded archive using tar command.

tar -zxvf android-studio-ide-*-linux.tar.gz

sudo mv android-studio /opt/

Link the executable to /bin directory so that you can quickly start Android Studio using android-studio command.

sudo ln -sf /opt/android-studio/bin/ /bin/android-studio

Create a .desktop file under /usr/share/applications directory to start Android Studio from Activities menu.

sudo nano /usr/share/applications/android-studio.desktop

Use the following information in the above file.

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Android Studio
Comment=Android Studio
Exec=bash -i "/opt/android-studio/bin/" %f

Access Android Studio

Start Android Studio by going to Activities » Search for Android Studio.

Start Android Studio
Start Android Studio



Android Studio running on Ubuntu 20.04:

Android Studio Running on Ubuntu 20.04
Android Studio Running on Ubuntu 20.04


That’s All. You have successfully installed Android Studio on Ubuntu 20.04.

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