Android Studio


Android Studio can be easily installed. The installation process for Windows, Mac and Linux is officially provided. The list of required packages for a 64-bit version of Ubuntu and Fedora is available.

For Debian several i386 libraries are needed. I have installed the following packages:

# dpkg --add-architecture i386
# apt update
# apt install libc6-i386 libstdc++6:i386 zlib1g:i386 libncurses5:i386 libbz2-1.0:i386

KVM is recommended to install to use the hardware acceleration features in the Android Emulator.

# apt install bridge-utils qemu-kvm libvirt-clients libvirt-daemon-system

To launch installation execute:

$ android-studio/bin/

After adding a virtual device in Studio, the emulator can be started from the command line without starting Android Studio and AVD Manager.

As for me, without making special tests, the virtual device in Android Emulator was running smoother than the Android-x86 in VirtualBox.