System Requirements For Android Studio

Android Emulator on Windows Store

Android Studio is the officially integrated development environment for Google’s Android operating system, built on JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA software and designed specifically for Android development. Its widely used by millions of developers around.

To Run Android Studio, You Must at least meet these requirements:

Usually to make android apps you don’t need very high specs for your computer or laptop, however, having a powerful machine help you to work faster.

We also recommend having an SSD (Solid State Drive) which significantly increases the performance of your Computer or Laptop.
An SSD has many benefits when it comes to using Big Applications like Android Studio.

Continuing, here are some requirements!

For System Running Windows OS

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/10 (32- or 64-bit)
  • 3 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator
  • 2 GB of available disk space minimum,
    4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • For accelerated emulator: Intel® processor with support for Intel® VT-x, Intel® EM64T (Intel® 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit functionality

For System Running Mac OS

  • Mac® OS X® 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher, up to 10.12 (macOS Sierra)
  • 3 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator
  • 2 GB of available disk space minimum,
    4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution

For System Running Linux OS

  • GNOME or KDE desktopTested on Ubuntu® 14.04 LTS, Trusty Tahr (64-bit distribution capable of running 32-bit applications)
  • 64-bit distribution capable of running 32-bit applications
  • GNU C Library (glibc) 2.19 or later
  • 3 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator
  • 2 GB of available disk space minimum,
    4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • For accelerated emulator: Intel® processor with support for Intel® VT-x, Intel® EM64T (Intel® 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit functionality, or AMD processor with support for AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V™)

As mentioned above, having an SSD greatly benefits you.
Here’s an article why should you definitely have an SSD if you’re into development.


Version 3.x

CriterionDescription
OS versionMicrosoft® Windows® 7/8/10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Mac® OS X® 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher, up to 10.13 (macOS High Sierra)
GNOME or KDE desktop Linux (64 bit capable of running 32-bit applications)(GNU C Library (glibc) 2.19+)
RAM3 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator
Disk space2 GB of available disk space minimum,4 GB recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
Java versionJava Development Kit (JDK) 8
Screen resolution1280×800 minimum screen resolution

Version 2.x

CriterionDescription
OS versionWindows 7 or later
Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later
GNOME or KDE desktop Linux
RAM8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator[20]
Disk space500 MB disk space for Android Studio, at least 1.5 GB for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches
Java versionJava Development Kit (JDK) 8
Screen resolution1280×800 minimum screen resolution.

Version 1.x

CriterionDescription
OS versionMac OS X 10.8.5 or later
GNOME, KDE or Unity desktop on Ubuntu or Fedora or GNU/Linux Debian
RAM3 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB RAM recommended
Disk space500 MB disk space
Space for Android SDKAt least 1 GB for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches
JDK versionJava Development Kit (JDK) 7 or higher
Screen resolution1280×800 minimum screen resolution

 

Source of information: Wiki

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