Create your first app with Android Studio, and test it out; you can launch a virtual device example that can emulate a number of Android-based mobile devices. Creating a virtual device for testing purposes is as easy as navigating a few menus within Android Studio and setting the desired device specifications. This video explains how to create a virtual device in Android Studio and how to use it to test your app.
…Android Studio lets you test your apps easily…using either an emulator or a physical device.…I'll show you how to create a virtual device from within Android Studio.…From the menu, select Tools > Android > AVD Manager.…This opens the Android Virtual Device Manager.…Just like the SDK Manager, this is the same code base as is used in Eclipse.…So if you know how to create a virtual device in…Eclipse with the ADT, you know how to do it here.…
This dialog has two tabs labeled Android Virtual Devices and Device Definitions.…I'll choose the Nexus 4 definition and create an AVD from it.…I'll abbreviate the name to just Nexus_4.…Now, I've previously installed the Intel software…that lets you create a fast emulator.…If you don't know how to do that, look at the…course Android SDK Essential Training, and you'll see step by step instructions.…But with that software installed, I'm able to choose Intel Adam as my CPU,…and then I'll choose Use Host GPU to get the smoothest, fastest emulator possible.…
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Note: This course was revised on 8/20/2014 to reflect changes in the .0.8.4 beta version of Android Studio.
- Exploring Android Studio and IntelliJ IDEA
- Installing Android Studio
- Creating projects with Android Studio
- Navigating the user interface
- Designing activity layouts
- Analyzing and refactoring code
- Debugging and packaging apps
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 8/20/2014. What changed?
A: We revised this course to reflect changes to the Android Studio beta, released at the 2014 Google I/O conference. This update was recorded with Android Studio .0.8.4, which contains a new project wizard and updates to the Gradle build system. For more information about the changes in this course, check out the "What's new in this update" movie.