An­droid Vir­tual De­vice

Linux Format - - ROUNDUP -

When you use An­droidVir­tu­alDe­vice, you know that you have the most ma­ture pack­age for de­vel­op­ing and test­ing. If you start with An­droid Stu­dio, it’s perfectly in­te­grated and nat­u­ral to use it for test­ing. The lat­est re­lease had a bug though, so you have to start AVD from the com­mand line us­ing the pa­ram­e­ter -use-sys­tem-libs . When the vir­tual de­vice is run­ning, you have all the fea­tures you may need in­clud­ing GPS, cam­era emu­la­tion and ro­ta­tion sim­u­la­tion. AVD runs well, and if you add Google Play you can use it for reg­u­lar ap­pli­ca­tions. Games may run slowly though, be­cause you’re us­ing a vir­tual de­vice. Only the most modern CPUs will en­able you to run many vir­tual CPUs that might oth­er­wise slow you down. Other less graphic- and CPU-in­ten­sive ap­pli­ca­tions are fine to run but AVD is most suited to test­ing new ap­pli­ca­tions you’ve cre­ated.

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