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Macbook Air Android Emulator

12/5/2021

The Internet giant Google has an emulator presented, which makes running Android applications on the latest Mac generation consisting of Mac Mini, Macbook Pro 13 inch Macbook Air and possible. The decisive factor here is Apple’s new System-on-a-Chip (SoC) M1 based on ARM. In contrast, the emulator will not work on Apple devices that are still. If you want to play some graphic-rich Android games on Mac, Nox Player Mac is the best option in town. It’s an Android emulator that prioritizes speed and performance. There are also some features such as screen capture, on-screen button mapping etc. Once set up, Nox Player Mac offers a standard Android experience as well.

Answer #1: I suggest you buy 8GB of RAM because you may need to run an emulator. Furthermore, Android Studio also needs a lot of RAM too. Usually, while I code, I also open a web browser in order to search Android Development materials. So I recommend at least 8GB of RAM or 32 GB for fast working and future support. Just tried to run Android Studio (4.1.1) on Macbook Pro M1, it works, but: No emulators at this point. Can build and publish on Android Phone (Nexus 4a in my case) IntelliJ has some lags in performance on M1 (because it is not native, and Intel built), but feels pretty usable.

The purpose of this section is to guide you to create in your development environment an Android emulator.

Android emulators are managed through a UI called AVD Manager

Android emulators windows 10

AVD Manager has a nice interface when started from Android Studio.

Start Android Studio app, then create a blank project.

Go to the Tools menu -> :Android -> AVD Manager:

If no emulator has been created you should start with this screen:

Click the Create Virtual Device button.

In the Select Hardware window , select Nexus 5 as shown in the following snapshot:

Click the Next button.

In the System Image, select the system image Nougat, API Level 25 , ABI x86 :

Click on the download link to download the selected System Image. This download process is done through SDK Manager.

Once the download is complete, click on the Next button.

In the Verify Configuration window, check any parameter :

Macbook air android emulator

Then click on the Finish button.

AVD Manager shows you the newly created device:

Click on the launch button to launch the newly created AVD in the emulator.
Notice in the Run Window of Android Studio the command line used to start the device:

which can be shortened to :

Emulator

How to start Android Emulator from Terminal?

Android Emulator For Windows 10

Macbook air android emulator windows

Stop the emulator started by Android Studio. Open the Terminal app and type the following command:

Macbook Air Android Emulator Online

This should start the emulator with the selected AVD.

Macbook Air Android Emulator Windows 10

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