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I'm new in Ubuntu. I used to work in Android Studio to develop apps.

I tried to install Android Studio, but when I went to their website, all they offered me a .zip file. I unzipped that. But I don't have any idea how to install that.

And I don't know if anyone noticed it or not, but I think, that file for Ubuntu is not full, because the file for Windows is like 1.2 GB, while Ubuntu's file is only 200MB or something... Is that alright?

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There's nothing to install. Just unzip the file and go to the ./bin directory of the package and run studio.sh.

A common place for custom programs is the /opt directory.

So you can create a folder under /opt calling it android-studio or anything of your choice. Then run the studio.sh from there.

If you unzip it into /opt/android-studio you'll have a folder in that directory called android-studio. You could actually create a system-wide link to it so that you can run studio.sh from the commandline to start it.

To create a symbolic link perform this command:

$ sudo ln -s /opt/android-studio/android-studio/bin/studio.sh /us/local/bin/studio.sh

Then to run it just type studio.sh from the the terminal.

Details are also included on the sdk download site:
http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/index.html

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