Today when I decided to install Android Studio on my Linux Mint computer, I was unsure about where to install it. Android Studio is distributed in a zip archive that you can just unpack and run, but I was unsure about the "proper" place to extract it.

So I looked around and found out about Ubuntu Make. Ubuntu Make is a new thing from Ubuntu that they hope will make developers, and specifically Android developers, feel at home on Ubuntu. Ubuntu make includes its own installer for Android studio also installs the latest Android SDK and all dependencies.

In a nutshell, Ubuntu Make makes it easy to install Android Studio if you're unfamiliar with how to install it.

To install Android Studio the Ubuntu Make way, here's how to do it:

  1. Add the Ubuntu Make PPA by running sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make
  2. Update your package list with sudo apt-get update
  3. Install Ubuntu Make by running sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make
  4. And finally, install Android Studio by running umake android

After the last step, you will need to accept the proposed installation path, and then agree to the Google license. Ubuntu Make will do all the rest. It will even add a menu entry for Android Studio.

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