Android Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v3.04, by Herong Yang
Creating Android Virtual Device (AVD)
This section provides a tutorial example on how to create an Android Virtual Device (AVD), which is an emulator configuration that lets you to model an actual Android device.
In order to run the Android emulator on your Windows system, you need to create an Android Virtual Device (AVD), which is an emulator configuration that lets you to model an actual device by defining hardware and software options to be emulated by the Android Emulator.
Here is what I did to create an AVD:
1. Double-click on "C:\local\android-sdk-windows\AVD Manager.exe". The "Android Virtual Device Manager" window shows up.
2. Click "Create" button. The "Create new Android Virtual Device (AVD)" window shows up:
3. Review and change settings to create virtual 4 inch phone:
Name: vPhone Device: 4" WVGA (Nexus S)(480 x 800:hdpi) Target: Android 5.1.1 - API Level 22 CPU/ABI: ARM (armeabi-v7a) [x] Hardware keyboard present Skin: WVGA800 Front Camera: None Back Camera: None Memory Options: RAM: 512, VM Heap: 32 Internal Storage: 200 MiB SD Card/Size: 32 MiB
4. Click "OK" button. A new virtual device simulating a phone will be created and listed on the AVD Manager screen.
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