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:

Android Emulator Starting and Home Screens - R24
Android Emulator Starting and Home Screens - R24

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows System

Installation of Android SDK R24 and Emulator

 Downloading and Installing Android SDK R24

 Running Android SDK Manager R24

 Installing Android Platform 4.0.3 and Libraries

 Verifying Android Platform Installation

 Creating Android Virtual Device (AVD)

 Viewing Android Virtual Device (AVD) Details

 Launching Android Emulator in AVD Manager

Android Emulator Starting Screens

 Android Emulator Built-in Apps and Widgets

 Android Emulator Built-in Web Browser

 Android Emulator for 7 Inch Tablet

 Android Emulator for Google Watch

 Missing Emulator Engine Program for 'arm' CPUS

 x86 Emulation Requires Hardware Acceleration

 HAXM - Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager

 Installing Apache Ant 1.9 on Windows System

 Developing First Android Application - HelloAndroid

 Android Application Package (APK) Files

 Android Debug Bridge (adb) Tool

 Android File Systems

 Android 4.0.3 File Systems

 AboutAndroid - Application to Retrieve System Information

 android.app.Activity Class and Activity Lifecycle

 View Objects and Layout Resource Files

 Using "adb logcat" Command for Debugging

 Build Process and Package File Content

 Building Your Own Web Browser

 Android Command Line Shell

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Mini Tablet

 USB Debugging Applications on Samsung Tablet

 Android Tablet - LG-V905R

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-V905R Tablet

 Android Phone - LG-P925g

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-P925g Phone

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version