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Managing Android Virtual Devices

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by , 02-11-2012 at 10:40 AM (671 Views)
Android Virtual Device (AVD) is configured in order to execute an application in the Android Emulator. In AVD profile, the type of device is described that you want to simulate in the emulator and it also includes Android platform to support. Different screen sizes and resolution are specified and also can specify an SD card. Follow these steps to create a basic AVD:

1. In Eclipse launch Android SDK and AVD Manager by clicking the Android icon in meny bar. Also you can select it from Window -> Android SDK -> AVD Manager.
2. In the left menu, click Virtual Devices menu item. A list of configured AVDs will be displayer. There is no default AVDs.
3. Create a new AVD by clicking “New Button”
4. Select an AVD name.
5. Select build target.
6. Select SD card capacity. Choose a reasonable size.
7. Select a skin.
8. Finally click “Create AVD” and wait for some time to complete it.
9. Click Finish.

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