Welcome to Part 2 of this review of the Pluralsight course Exploring Android Studio
by Larry Schiefer
Larry Schiefer is the CTO and co-founder of HiQES, a mobile, embedded, and application development service company.
Larry has over 16 years of experience leading teams, and designing and developing high performance and robust software, and is a Google GDE.
Setting Up Android Studio
In this module Larry sets up Android Studio on a Windows 7 64 bit machine
If you need to install Android Studio on a Mac, you can use this guide
We learn that these are very similar to Eclipse/ADT requirements.
Larry explains that additional software needs to be installed on your machine, such as Windows updates and the Java JDK
Download, Install, and Update
This video clip is a bit out of date now because Android Studio is no longer an Early Access Preview, but the installation process is mostly the same today.
I did not see any Canary updates offered to me, and I think this is due to Android Studio now being a stable mainstream product.
Larry says that it is usually a good idea to update, but there are some issues to be aware of
Dangers With Updates
Again I don’t think this clip is entirely relevant any more because updates aren’t still getting pushed out as regularly as Larry describes here.
Larry also describes a problem with Gradle version numbers and Android Gradle plugin versions being different.