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Android Build a Simple Android App (2014) Getting Started with Android Setting Up an Android Development Environment for Windows

Martina Carrington
Martina Carrington
15,754 Points

Question do you really need download Android Studio for windows (629 MB, includes the 4.4.2 SDK and AVD images

do need to download android studio for windows and Java. or you just download http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html.

3 Answers

Ken Alger
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher


If you are interested in developing Android projects, either personal projects or professional ones, Android Studio is the preferred method for doing so, yes. There are other ways of developing Android applications, but it is an industry standard and is what is used in the Android Development Track here at Treehouse. Further, since Android Studio is based on the IntelliJ IDE, you will gain exposure to that particular development tool as well.

Happy coding,


Carlos D. Tello
Carlos D. Tello
1,251 Points


I did download the Android Studio for windows and it works perfectly, it's the best you can do even if it has 629 MB. It definitely worth it.

Kind regards