Launching Android Emulator
Android Emulator allows you to emulate Android devices on Windows, macOS or Linux machines. The Android Emulator runs the Android operating system in a virtual machine called an AVD. The AVD contains the full Android software stack and it runs as if it were on a physical device. Below is the diagram of the Android Emulator's high-level architecture.
- Android Studio 4 or newer installed
- Android SDK 29 and Android Tools installed
<ANDROID_SDK_ROOT>, usually it's in one of the following directories, depending on the machine's OS:
sdk-repo-linux-system-images-eng.ziparchive from the version you choose to
- You should have following folder structure:
- Remember to keep correct ABI names across apps, paths and configuration files like
Step-by-step guide to start emulator with AVD Manager
For AVD management in Qt Creator see Managing AVD in Qt Creator.
- Start AVD Manager, select Create Virtual Device
- Choose a existing hardware profile, import or create new one
- Select a system image
- Verify a emulator configuration
- Start emulator
See also Android Emulator Requirements.
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