Android Studio is the official IDE for android application development.It works based on IntelliJ IDEA, You can download the latest version of the android studio from Android Studio 2.2 Download, If you are new to installing Android Studio on windows,you will find a file, which is named as android-studio-bundle-143.3101438-windows.exe.So just download and run on windows machine according to android studio wizard guideline.
If you are installing Android Studio on Mac or Linux, You can download the latest version from Android Studio Mac Download,or Android Studio Linux Download, check the instructions provided along with the downloaded file for Mac OS and Linux. This tutorial will consider that you are going to set up your environment on a Windows machine having Windows 8.1 operating system.
I’ve been using android studio for more than a year now and I’ve made a few apps. If you are making professional quality apps, then I can suggest you no better software to do it other than Android Studio.
Android studio also has many tills build in to test and debug our apps right inside the software itself. Also many other designing stuff can be also done right from the android studio, ethicheran otherwise requires the use of other software.
The only downside of the software is that it requires a powerful pc to run it or it will perform poorly. Android Studio does a powerful job and so it may require more resources. This is the best software available to make apps and best of all, it’s free.
You will be delighted, to know that you can start your Android application development on either of the following operating systems −
Microsoft® Windows® 10/8/7/Vista/2003 (32 or 64-bit)
Mac® OS X® 10.8.5 or higher, up to 10.9 (Mavericks)
GNOME or KDE desktop
Second point is that all the required tools to develop Android applications are open source and can be downloaded from the Web. Following is the list of software’s you will need before you start your Android application programming.
Java JDK5 or later version
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6