The Android emulator uses system images to support testing with virtual devices. System images based on the ARM CPU architecture can be very slow, so usually it's better to use the Intel-based system images. These depend on an external software package, Intel's hardware accelerator, that you download with the rest of the SDK. Before using a virtual device for the first time, you should install and configure the Intel software.
- Before you create virtual devices for testing your…application, you should install a bit of software from Intel…called the Hardware Excelleration Manager.…The installer for this software is included when you…install the SDK.…You should make sure you have the most recent version of…the installer.…If you have a project open, you can get to the SDK manager…by selecting Tools. Android. SDK Manager.…If you've just created a new project and you don't see…these menu choices yet, close the menu and wait a few…moments until all of the activity at the bottom of the…screen has finished.…
Then try again.…These menu choices are added dynamically when a project is…being built.…From this menu choose Tools. Android. SDK Manager.…And that will take you to the Settings Dialog on Windows…or the Preferences Dialog on Mac.…And either way you'll be in the Android SDK category…on the left.…Go to the SDK Tools tab and then locate the Intel X86…emulator accelerator and make sure you have updated the…software to the most recent version.…
- Installing Android Studio
- Creating your first Android Studio project
- Managing profile files, including Gradle scripts and support libraries
- Defining screens with activities
- Implementing designs in XML layouts