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:

Create Android Virtual Device (AVD) - R24
Create Android Virtual Device (AVD) - R24

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.

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