Download Android Studio 2.4 Preview for Android O Developer Preview

You can now download and give Android Studio 2.4 Preview a try. Google’s canary channel is meant for releases that are not to replace stable iterations but to be tested by developers as the program is worked upon. Android Studio 2.4 Preview is the same. If you are looking for the latest stable build, it is Android Studio 2.3 which we have covered already: How to Install Android Studio 2.3.2 for Android Development. The main difference with Android Studio 2.4 is the fact that it is allowed to test Android O Dev Preview on its Emulator. So if you want to test out Android Studio on your computer, this is your ticket. If you want to learn how to run Android O developer preview on the emulator, read: How To Install Android O Dev Preview on your PC. The procedure given below will show you how to configure Android Studio and have it set up for development.

The changes in Android Studio 2.4 Preview are numerous to say the least. Starting off, Android Studio 2.4 Preview has an updated IDE from IntelliJ 2016.2 to IntelliJ 2017.1. Issues with Instant Run have been resolved, incremental Dex’ing has been added with Dex’ing now being done at a per class level. Other than that, right now, it is very similar to Android Studio 2.3. As more previews are announced, we will be seeing more changes. Till then, learn how to install Android Studio 2.4 Preview from below.

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How to Install Android Studio 2.4 Preview Easily:

NOTE: As mentioned earlier, Java tools are to be downloaded and installed prior to installing Android Studio. For ease, the links to downloadable files are given below:

Java Tools: Download here! (From the list, choose JRE and JDK compatible with your system)

Step 1 – You need download the Android Studio 2.4 Preview package itself. It is available right here!

Step 2 – When the download finishes, you will get “android-studio-ide-171.3934896-windows.zip”. Your file-name may defer due to version differences but it will generally be similar. Extract this to side-by-side your current Android Studio installation for easy access or just extract to any place you wish.

Step 3 – Once it is done extracting, you can run Android Studio 2.4 Preview by navigating to the folder you extracted the zip to and then clicking on bin folder and from that folder, select studio64 application file (associated with .EXE).

Android Studio 2.4 Preview

This was the easy part to get you started with Android development. Next, you will have to complete the download of complete system image for the emulator. Android Studio is relatively easier and more feature-packed than what the old Eclipse IDE used to be.

Android Studio 2.4 – System Requirements

Your computer needs to meet the following system requirements in order to run Android Studio properly. The system requirements for running Android Studio 2.4 on Windows, Mac and Linux are:

Android Studio on Windows

  • 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

Android Studio on Mac

  • 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

Android Studio on Linux

  • 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™)

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