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What is Android Studio?

Android Studio is an official Android development integrated development environment (IDE) for mobile application development in the Android operating system developed by Google. Android Studio is based on Jetbrains' IntelliJ IDEA IDE.

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What is Android Studio?

Android Studio is an official Android development integrated development environment (IDE) for mobile application development in the Android operating system developed by Google. Android Studio is based on Jetbrains' IntelliJ IDEA IDE.

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Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
Android Studio is a well-known tool that is used to develop apps for android devices and is widely used to develop, test, debug, and deploy Android apps. It has an inbuilt emulator which supports many device models and configurations. It provides a beautiful development environment where we easily develop and deploy working Android apps.
  • We can develop apps for all types of android devices, whether it is mobile, tablet, TV, etc.
  • It has one of the great user interfaces.
  • It has more library support than other IDEs.
  • Well documented and large community.
  • Debugging is not that great, it can show some specific details for a better understanding of the issue.
  • It is a RAM eater tool, its hard to do multitask along with the android studio.
  • Sometimes after updating the android studio, we have to face so many random issues with the SDK or codes.
Android Studio is well suited in the case of any type of android app development. It is also widely used for testing, debugging, and improving the app. It might not be suitable for you if your system has low configurations, like in less than 4 GB ram, it's nearly impossible to build apps.
Jose Perri | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Our company is dedicated to the design and manufacture of electronic equipment connected to the cloud using WiFi or GPRS technology. Being interconnected devices we need to design APPs that can be run on all types of mobile phones and tablets. Although there are different market options to develop ANDROID applications in a simple way, the fact of using the native platform gives us the advantage of having total flexibility in addition to the fact that in the face of new versions of the operating system, ANDROID STUDIO will always be updated. With ANDROID STUDIO we have been able to provide our clients with robust and reliable APPs to manage our equipment remotely.
  • By using native code you have full access to functionalities.
  • It supports programming in JAVA and also in KOTLIN according to the preference of the software engineer.
  • Perhaps for a novice programmer, the amount of options visible in the interface could be intimidating.
  • Emulators are usually slow, perhaps their performance could be optimized.
  • Improve the integration wizard with GOOGLE Firebase services.
When an APP must be made with access to very specific functions, the use of native code is the only option and that is where ANDROID STUDIO is unbeatable. On the other hand, when the APP is based on standard functionalities, there are other options that can meet the objective in less time and with less qualified personnel.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Android is an operating system that was designed for handheld devices by Google. I started developing in my college days. And now I am doing it at a professional app development company. We generally develop applications for Android and iOS. For Android apps, we are using the Android Studio platform which is also developed by Google itself. Android Studio allows users to develop all device-compatible apps. And it is always being upgraded by Google developers.
  • It's updating regularly and becoming better and better
  • The device compatibility of apps which are developed by this platform
  • Installation is so easy and the product is easy to use
  • Hot reload doesn't work sometimes
  • Emulators could be better
  • System requirements are higher than other tools
First of all, Android Studio is so easy to configure and you can use it easily. You will get updates regularly. You can develop apps and can test apps on various devices. The support community is also too good. You can find many solutions on stack overflow and on other sites if you are stuck somewhere between developing. If your system has low capacity then it's less recommendable because Android Studio needs a good system to run well.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
I am the lead developer for a medical device company and we decided to write our app in Flutter. I have found that Android Studio is the best app for Flutter development. We use Android Studio exclusively as our IDE of choice and it fills all of our business needs.
  • Perfect for both Android and Flutter development
  • Has a great set of plugins for specific needs
  • Has a nice look and feel and a great layout
  • More improvement with the Android emulator functionality
  • More improvement with the database explorer functionality
Android Studio is a great mobile development IDE. I have found it is the best for both Android and Flutter development. It is created by JetBrains, so any developer used to their products, such as IntelliJ IDEA, will find themselves right at home with this IDE. It is very intuitive so it is a good choice for people needing to learn an IDE quickly.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
I use Android Studio as my primary development tool for the Android platform. Having previously used other cross-platform tools, such as Xamarin and Adobe Cordova, I have found that nothing beats native Android apps written using the official IDE for the platform. Google and Jetbrains have poured a lot of time, money, and effort into making this the fastest and easiest way to develop apps on Android.
  • Support for developing in either the emulator or a device means I can quickly diagnose platform specific issues
  • The support for Kotlin and Java is stellar, with projects easily containing both types of code with ease
  • Hot reload support means that I can quickly test changes without waiting for a length build and optimization process
  • Excellent cross platform support means I can develop on macOS, Windows, or Linux without losing functionality between platforms
  • Slow performance on older PCs means that you should develop only on the latest hardware
  • Project opening involves a long indexing and warm up process, meaning that a quick peek at an old project can result in a wait of a few minutes
  • Initial build times can be very long, although these have been slowly improving in recent versions of Android Studio
Android Studio is the only platform you should consider for Android development. I have found that nothing else comes close in terms of documentation or support. There is always the temptation to develop for Android using a cross platform toolkit, such as Xamarin, but unless your app is incredibly simple, you will find your self wrestling with the toolkit more than actually creating your product.

If you have any Android projects still in Eclipse, you should upgrade these to Android Studio - the backwards compatibility for older versions of Android is very good, with issues only occurring with debugging on older (Lollipop or below) devices.

The only scenario Android Studio is not suitable for is cross-platform development. There is no way to share code between iOS, macOS, or Windows projects with Android Studio, unless you are developing a game in C++. If you wish to develop cross platform mobile apps, I suggest Microsoft Visual Studio.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
[Android Studio is] being used mostly by the engineering team, and that too specifically by the Android engineers coding in Kotlin / Java, along with the Product Management and Quality Analyst teams. Since it's an app development tool, it doesn't find any use case with the non technical departments and is only used by technology teams.
  • Quick to learn and easy to use
  • Debugging is super easy
  • Open source
  • Needs high performance system/laptop
  • Leads to crashes on most basic windows laptops as it takes a lot of RAM
  • Need to make system level changes to let Flutter work with this
[Android Studio is] best suited for beginners and even intermediate developers as it offers complete assistance and highlights errors and suggestion to improvise the code. It even predicts the code with a good level of accuracy to help the developer who are new. It's. It well suited for large scale teams as it needs high performing systems as well as it's not the optimum tool for collaboration coding. Though you could integrate with git and make it work, but other solutions might be better for large scale teams.

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using Android Studio to develop android apps for internal use and external publication. This is a very standard way to build the packages we are using, and it allows us to do all the things we want to do, such as code signing, apk verification, standard and debug builds, etc.
  • automated code signing
  • build
  • interface to gradle builds
  • usability with various packages is always a question mark
  • so much freedom to alter things that stuff goes non-standard in a hurry
It's probably just the best, most standard, easiest to use build system for android that exists. It has a ton of features and doesn't really lack in any. Any stuff it is missing is gradually being added by the community authors, and community support is a really big thing for us.
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
I have been using Android Studio for the past three years. It is used across the whole team in our company. Android Studio is the official IDE for Android application development. This contains many tools for building and testing your Android app very effectively. Studio is available in Windows, Linux and Mac OS and it is completely free to use.
  • Android Studio can be used to develop quality applications in Android devices such as Phone, Tablet, Wearable, TV and Android Auto.
  • Support for C/ C++ code using Android NDK.
  • Support for different testing tools and frameworks.
  • Android Studio is not light weighted. It cannot be used on low configuration machines.
  • Emulator is very slow.
  • Takes too long to build and run.
Android Studio is one of the best IDEs for Android app development. It has a lot of useful features such as Emulator, Android NDK, Plugins, Code hints, Java to Kotlin conversion, etc. But there needs to be more improvements and optimization. Android Studio needs powerful machines to run smoothly. This is where Studio becomes less appropriate.
Mary Paula | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
From my University life, I started developing mobile applications. Most of the smartphone companies made thousands of Android mobile devices, including Android watches, TV boxes and many more. Android is fully customizable mobile operating system developing by Google. Android Studio is developed by Google and it allows users to develop Android applications compatible with any of the devices. Android Studio is always up to date.
  • Comes with Emulator facilities.
  • Updates with latest Android libraries and technologies.
  • Open source and fully free to use.
  • Getting more processing power to run for both developing IDE and Emulator.
  • The updating process is very slow.
Android Studio provides 100% of pure Android application development facilities to the developer.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Android Studio has been used by us to develop a modern UI for android applications. It makes development very easy and robust. Virtual Emulator within the Android Studio makes it easier to debug the application along with the development. We have been using Android Studio for 1-2 years in order to develop Android applications projects.
  • It is very lightweight and resource management is done pretty well in this IDE.
  • It boots up very fast as compared to other development IDEs.
  • It is not a memory hungry IDE.
  • Even novices can work with this IDE very easily.
  • Emulator starts very slow in Android Studio, maybe that is the area where it needs improvement.
I would like to recommend that bot professional and even novice android application developers use Android Studio as a development IDE. It is free to use and easily available over the Internet. Moreover, It comes with a pre-installed Android Emulator to test applications. It is very easy to use and facilitates the feature of drag and drop android components as well. An XML parser is very good in this IDE.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Android Studio is the best Integrated Development Environment for android application development projects. I have been using it for several years because it facilitates different features, which helped me in developing applications in a better and easy way. Deploying applications in Android Studio is straightforward. So, I have a favorable impression of Android Studio.
  • The most exciting thing is the auto-completion facility of this IDE.
  • Also it has a very good community support for the user.
  • It takes a lot of memory space to install the IDE.
  • Heavy application and will slow down PC performance.
It is very suitable for creating native Android applications. It suggests syntaxes, as well as highlights them in different colors. It helps me with speedy coding. There are many extensions available. It can also handle large enterprise applications easily.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Android Studio in my dual capacity as both a teacher and an author. I teach computer science at a liberal arts college, and I write books on Android and Flutter app development. The only others in my organization who use Android Studio are students in some of my courses. For my work writing Android app development books, Android Studio is the only reasonable alternative. (As far as I know, the number of Android developers who don't use Android Studio is near zero.) For development in Flutter, I use Android Studio because I've been told that it's the most mature platform for Flutter development. I have reason to believe this because Android Studio and Flutter come from the same company; namely, Google.
  • Features customized for Android and Flutter development. For example, it has Java-to-Kotlin translation for Android and easy widget wrapping for Flutter.
  • Good refactoring tools.
  • Highly customizable.
  • Unlike Eclipse, Android Studio has no concept of a workspace. Each window houses only one project. It's not very easy to jump between projects.
  • Android Studio isn't lightweight. It consumes lots of memory and takes lots of time to perform certain tasks.
  • I frequently see ignorable messages telling me that Android Studio has encountered an error (an error in the IDE, not an error in my code). I've never bothered to find the source of these messages because the messages go away quickly, and they don't keep me from running my code.
Android Studio is the official IDE for Android App development. If you're writing Android apps, you have to use Android Studio. (Maybe there are some other IDEs but I've never seen anyone use any others.) For Flutter development, I intend to try VS Code and some other environments when I have time. I'm told that other environments are useful but not as feature-rich.
Marcelo Araujo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Android Studio is used only by me here in the development department. It allows me to build some Android applications and test some functionalities. I use it here because some of our products have Android SDK implementation, so I have to test it. I also use Android Studio to build my own projects.
  • Android IDE made by Google
  • Easy to install
  • Easy to configure
  • It consumes a lot of memory.
  • Android emulator could be better.
  • Hot Reload does not work well sometimes.
Android Studio is a good tool for Android development. It gives you a lot of resources for building and testing your app. It could be more optimized. It consumes a lot of memory on your computer. The Hot Reload functionality does not work very well and the Android emulator must be improved.
Chiyars Malhotra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I am an Android developer at Mealocity Foodtech. I've held this position for more than 2.5 years. Since I learned Android, I am using Android Studio in my learning stage and also at my company.

Basically our company is a food aggregation company based in Mumbai, India and we are providing websites, Android applications and iOS applications for our clients as per their customization needs. So for Android applications we are only using Android Studio.

Android Studio is being used by our Mobile Development Department only.

Android Studio is solving our needs that are necessary for Android Development. We are, in fact, using Android Studio for Java development, Kotlin development, and Flutter development also.
  • Android Studio is the only software currently available in the market for Android development.
  • Before Android Studio people were using Eclipse. Currently, most of the developers are using Android Studio due to the following points.
  • Gradle file.
  • Inbuilt Android Virtual Device to test Android applications.
  • Android Debug Bridge.
  • Support of Geny Motion for low configured systems.
  • Easy to use and easy to understand Interface.
  • Available for cross-platform use for Windows, MacOS, Linux, etc.
  • Open-source software.
  • It comes with 24x7 Google support and JetBrains support to resolve problems.
  • Android Studio is very handy for Android development due to its self-creating or destroying coding enhancing techniques.
  • Android Studio needs a very high amount of RAM and a high-end processor to run smoothly, which can't be affordable for everyone.
  • Updates in Gradle files can sometimes come up with a hectic improvement in whole code, which can lead us to improve some code and consume precious time.
  • Multitasking is very difficult in Android Studio due to its heavy consumption of resources.
It is useful in the following scenarios.
1. For Android development when you use Java as your front-end language.
2. For Android development and Kotlin development when you use Kotlin as an alternative to Java as your front-end language.
3. For Android development when you use Flutter and Dart as in your front-end development.
4. For Java development.
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