I downloaded android studio from official android dev site. I want to know what is the best and logical place to unzip the contents of the .zip file. I saw online that such apps should be kept in opt but i cant copy the .zip file there as it seems to be locked or something.
Where to install android studio?
why not simple installing it with package management?
I do not recommend doing so. IntelliJ packages in repos are often out of date. IMHO the best solution is to download from the manufacturer and unpack to your home folder. Autoupdates will come automagically, with no need to run the IDE as root.