Creating new Android Virtual Device (emulator) using Android Studio

Having all kind of Physical devices like Mobile phones / Tablets for testing is obviously quite an expensive thing. Android Virtual Devices are replacement of these actual Tablets / Mobile Phones for Testing purpose. One can have all possible Devices with Latest Operating System, Screen Size & Hardware compatibility, for that you just need to Create Android Virtual Device AVD. Android Virtual Device is synonym to AVD or emulator.

 

Before Creating AVD download Tools, Android Image for all available version and Emulator Accelerator(HAXM) using SDK Manager as shown in this link

 

Below video contains steps of creating AVD, from Android Studio which will be rooted by default.

 

Tip :

Whenever you want to test your Application, start your Virtual Device before some time since it will take time to boot. Also whenever you make changes and want to preview don’t close the existing AVD, just Continue in existing AVD.

 

That’s all, and you are done with configurations, now you can start making your first App using Android Studio. You can also refer Shortcuts for AVD which will be helpful for you.

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