Thursday, October 17, 2013

Android Emulator performance tips

The most annoying part of the whole Android development experience is the Android emulator. Even on up-to-date hardware it remains a slow beast.

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Here are some general tips and recommendations to improve the experience:

  • Tip 1: Avoid the emulator at all. Test on a real device when possible.
  • Tip 2: Keep the emulator resolution as low as possible.
  • Tip 3: Install the Intel HAXM and use an x86 emulator image instead of an ARM one.
  • Tip 4: Use VirtualBox as an Android emulator.
  • Tip 5: Create a snapshot and load the emulator from this snapshot afterwards.
  • Tip 6: Use the BlueStacks player.

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