I am new to Ubuntu and have installed Android Studio in my system. I have followed the following steps:

  1. Downloaded jdk latest version and added it to build path.
  2. Downloaded Android SDK, unpacked it in /usr/local/andriod-sdk-linux .
  3. Clicked on andriod.sh in /tools to download and install extra dependencies.

Now I am unable to locate /bin inside /usr/local/andriod-sdk-linux. I suppose I need studio.sh inside /bin to execute Android Studio. Can anyone tell me what I am missing?

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    "/bin inside /usr/local/andriod-sdk-linux" why would there be one? I would assume it needs to be in a "bin" directory in your PATH (otherwise the instructions would need to have something like "add this {dir} to your PATH). – Rinzwind May 18 '15 at 7:13
  • Android Studio and Android SDK, these are two completely different things. What do you have installed? – A.B. May 18 '15 at 7:53
  • i have installed andriod sdk.. – Sidharth Dash May 18 '15 at 16:41
  • i have installed andriod sdk.. form what i can see is that all the dependency has been downloaded. So shall i just need eclipse to go ahead or do i need to install Andriod studio from start ? – Sidharth Dash May 18 '15 at 16:54

TL;DR Android Studio and Android SDK, these are two completely different things. First, you install Android Studio, then the SDK Tools.


Installing Android Studio

  1. Unpack the downloaded archive file into an appropriate location for your applications.
  2. To launch Android Studio, navigate to the android-studio/bin/ directory in a terminal and execute studio.sh.

    You may want to add android-studio/bin/ to your PATH environmental variable so that you can start Android Studio from any directory.

Installing Android SDK

  1. Click the marked button

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  2. Get the latest SDK tools

    As a minimum when setting up the Android SDK, you should download the latest tools and Android platform:

    1. Open the Tools directory and select:

      • Android SDK Tools
      • Android SDK Platform-tools
      • Android SDK Build-tools (highest version)
    2. Open the first Android X.X folder (the latest version) and select:

      • SDK Platform
      • A system image for the emulator, such as ARM EABI v7a System Image
  3. Get the support library for additional APIs

    The Android Support Library provides an extended set of APIs that are compatible with most versions of Android.

    Open the Extras directory and select:

    • Android Support Repository
    • Android Support Library
  4. Get Google Play services for even more APIs

    To develop with Google APIs, you need the Google Play services package:

    Open the Extras directory and select:

    • Google Repository
    • Google Play services
  5. Install the packages

    Once you've selected all the desired packages, continue to install:

    • Click Install X packages.
    • In the next window, double-click each package name on the left to accept the license agreement for each.
    • Click Install.

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