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This page should provide "how-to" document about using Fedora Linux for developing applications for Android platform using Android Studio.

This document will cover requirements, installation, how to build a simple application and how to use Android Emulator or real devices for testing applications.

Target Fedora version

F-20 and higher


  • GNOME or KDE desktop
  • GNU C Library (glibc) 2.15 or later
  • 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB RAM recommended
  • 400 MB hard disk space
  • At least 1 GB for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • Oracle® Java Development Kit (JDK) 7 (open jdk also works but not fully tested yet)


Download the latest version of Android Studio from the official sources. It comes with the following:

  • Android Studio IDE
  • Android SDK tools
  • Android 10.0 (Q) Platform
  • Android 10.0 emulator system image with Google APIs

After you have downloaded the *.tar.gz file from the above source, unpack the file to an appropriate location.
Suppose it has been unpacked to some location ~/android-studio
Open a terminal window and go to ~/android-studio/bin
Execute the file by running the following command


Android Studio Setup Wizard starts up and a screen as below shows up:


Follow the steps of the wizard. It must download some components:


The libraries are installed.


Android Studio starts up and a screen as below shows up:


Building a simple Application

Select new project. The following screen shows up:


Select your preferred template and proceed to the next screen: