Android Studio was released a few days ago and it's still in early access preview, but I would like to know if there is any PPA I could add to my Ubuntu Raring to automatically keep it updated with apt-get?


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Since no official release yet, I made it for myself (which is 13.10 saucy -- I didn't know will it be compatible with other version of Ubuntu?)

add-apt-repository ppa:neizod/ppa
apt-get update
apt-get install android-studio-installer

This package does not resolve Java dependency, you still need to install it manually. My recommend is to use oracle-java7-installer package from ppa:webupd8team/java.

On installation, it will download zip file which size is approx 400MB, so make sure you have at lease 1GB (2 x 400MB) available. Zip file will be auto-remove after installed.

The program directory will be /usr/lib/android-studio/, only one command export to /usr/bin/ is android-studio, which is symlink to /usr/lib/android-studio/bin/studio.sh. If you need other commands, call it with full path under root role, e.g.

sudo /usr/lib/android-studio/sdk/platform-tools/fastboot

I also put android-studio.desktop into /usr/share/applications/, so another way to start program is to use Unity lens and search for Android Studio (might need a reboot to make it show).


There is no need of external PPA anymore since Canonical released Ubuntu make that allow an easiest installation of Android Studio:

Installing Ubuntu Make :

For Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10 users :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make

For Ubuntu 15.04 and up :

Ubuntu make is already in official repositories, run :

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make

Installing Android Studio :

umake android android-ndk

Uninstall Android Studio :

umake android --remove
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    Bless you :-) I don't understand why no upvotes against this post.
    – ashubuntu
    Nov 15, 2015 at 11:11
  • @ashubuntu It is less upvoted as this answer fails to explain that how this is going to help. Please consider editing if you can explain this.
    – Vivek Ji
    Mar 18, 2016 at 6:51

Android Studio, has no ppa available at the moment of writing (10-17-2013), so you are stuck building and installing the Linux package as presented in the installation guide. Of course, if you have the knowledge to create Debian packages, feel free to do so.

  • It's listed as an early-access preview so once it's considered stable (in Google terms) it'd be a likely candidate for inclusion in the default repositories alongside the android-tools-* packages.
    – Alastair
    Aug 23, 2013 at 15:29
  • @Alastair That's why I said "at the moment of writing" with the caveat that I will update once the conditions changes.
    – Braiam
    Aug 24, 2013 at 1:07
  • Sorry, @braiam - I wasn't directing that at you, I voted for your answer. I was just adding some extra info. as to the reason why. :)
    – Alastair
    Aug 24, 2013 at 12:13

I'm packaging these tools for Gajj Distro, if lauchpad will allocate more space to my repo android studio will be available by the evening.

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxgndu/gajj-sci

For 14.04 use

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxgndu/adt-raring

 sudo apt-get update

For Android Developers Tool

  sudo apt-get install adt

For Android Studio

  sudo apt-get install android-studio

You also have to install Android-sdk

  sudo apt-get install android-sdk
  sudo sh /opt/android-sdk/install-sdk

You can also help me testing my package builds, bcz i'm newbie i don't know that much about ppa & packaging.


The canonical way to install seems to be ubuntu-make https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-make


I've just packaged Android Studio for Ubuntu.

You can install it from here: http://paolorotolo.github.io/android-studio/


An automatically kept up to date PPA and with many fixes: https://mfonville.github.io/android-studio/

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-fonville/android-studio
sudo apt update

Then, you can either install:

  • Stable version.

    sudo apt install android-studio
  • Preview version.

    sudo apt install android-studio-preview

There is an unofficial PPA from Paolo Ratolo (Italian teenager from Numix team). Here is how you can do it:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install android-studio

Source: http://itsfoss.com/install-android-studio-ubuntu-linux/

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