Below point will help you to know the Android Emulator
- Emulator is used to run, debug and test the android application. If you don’t have the real device, it can be the best way to run, debug and test the application.
- It uses an open source processor emulator technology called QEMU.
- The emulator tool enables you to start the emulator from the command line. You need to write:
Android emulator lets you emulate different android configurations by creating android virtual devices. In this we are going to explore different functionalities in the emulator that are present in the real android device. Creating AVD If you want to emulate a real device, first crate an AVD with the same device configurations as real device, then launch this AVD from AVD manager. Creating Snapshots mean saving an emulator state to a file that enables the emulator to be started quickly the next time you try to launch it. The one of the biggest advantage of creating snapshots is that it saves the boot up time.
In case of Eclipse IDE, you can create AVD by Window menu > AVD Manager > New.
In the given image, you can see the android emulator, it displays the output of the hello android example.