Launching Android Emulator in AVD Manager

This section provides a tutorial example on how to launch an Android emulator with the Android Virtual Device (AVD) created in the AVD Manager.

Now I am ready to run a Android emulator with the AVD created in previous tutorials.

1. Double-click on "C:\local\android-sdk-windows\AVD Manager.exe". "vPhone" shows up in the AVD list.

2. Select "vPhone" and click the "Start" button on the right side. The "Launch Options" box shows up.

3. Review and change options:

Skin: WVGA800 (480x800)
Density: 240
[x] Scale display to real size

   Screen Size (in): 4.0
   Monitor dpi: 120
   Scale 0.51
   
[ ] Wipe user data
[ ] Launch from snapshot
[ ] Save to snapshot   

3. Click the "Launch" button. The Android emulator window will show up with the word "android" displayed.

Android Emulator and Launch Options - R24
Android Virtual Device (AVD) Details - R24

Cool, I have an Android emulator started on my Windows system!

But where is the home screen to run apps on the emulator? I guess I need to wait for the emulator to get fully load. See the next tutorial on how to run apps on the emulator.

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