Why is it not possible to install Android Studio on an Android device? And why admin privileges needed on desktop?
I don't have administrative (root) privileges on a desktop or laptop. I use public computers and my personal Android phone, and this phone needs a developer's perspective. Why am I not allowed to begin Android development without having root access level authority on a laptop or desktop computer, targeting an Android phone? It seems unlikely that a developer would make good apps when targeting a device that he/she is not currently using. And I never understood why a compiler requires root administrator's privileges, so a user's account cannot compile. That's nonsense! I can't proceed at this time.
Christopher Downie2,546 Points
Android studio needs admin access because it needs to access critical information from the computer in order for the software to work properly and also there are a few things that need to be inputted into windows when installing android studio that is only accessible to the admin account. You are not able to develop from your android phone, at least not with android studio. The mobile phone would not be powerful enough to run a software such as android studio nor would it be practical.