Android Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v3.05, by Herong Yang
Android Emulator Starting Screens
This section provides a tutorial example on how to unlock the starting screen of an Android emulator by 'Swipe' up the lock icon.
After launching the Android emulator from the AVD Manager, the emulator displays the word "android" on the screen while loading all required code and data.
On my Windows computer, the loading process takes a long time. I have to wait for about 10 minutes before the starting screen shows up. May be my computer (with a 2.5 GHz processor and 4 GB of RAM) is not powerful enough to run Android SDK R24. Or it could be a code issue with Android SDK R24.
When the emulator is fully loaded, the starting screen shows up with the following information:
Battery status is 50% and charging Clock shows the local time and date A lock icon and a camera icon are located at the bottom
Click on the lock icon, it will say: "swipe up to unlock". How to swipe the lock on my Windows which is not a touch screen?
The answer is to select the lock icon and drag it up using the mouse to simulate the swipe gesture.
After unlocking the starting screen, the home screen shows up with the following information:
Make yourself at home You can put your favorite apps here. To see all apps, touch the circle.
Click the "Apps" icon in the circle. The application list screen shows up.
Congratulations, I have successfully created and started an Android emulator on my Windows system! But it's performance is very slow.
The Android emulator screen resolution is very poor too, see the screenshot below:
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