On top of the capabilities you expect from IntelliJ, Android Studio offers:
*Gradle-based build support.
*Android-specific refactoring and quick fixes.
*Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility and other problems.
*ProGuard and app-signing capabilities.
*Template-based wizards to create common Android designs and components.
*A rich layout editor that allows you to drag-and-drop UI components, preview layouts on multiple screen configurations, and much more.
*Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, making it easy to integrate Google Cloud Messaging and App Engine as server-side components.
To install Android Studio for Linux, you need to download the archive, extract, create, own label and so on.
To make the installation process easier, +Paolo Rotolo has created PPA repository Android Studio for Ubuntu and its derivatives (Linux Mint, elementary OS, and so on).
Install Android Studio in Linux Mint:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install android-studio