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Google brings improved Android emulator - developers take note

0. phoneArena 09 Apr 2012, 14:52 posted on

Google is working to improve the Android emulator for developers, adding in GPU acceleration and full OpenGL support today...

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posted on 09 Apr 2012, 15:00

1. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


Is the emulator open to anyone? Meaning I can make my own apps?

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 07:19

5. terabyteRouser (Posts: 439; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Yes, it has been open for years now.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 15:14

2. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)


Is there a linux version of the emu?

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 07:20

6. terabyteRouser (Posts: 439; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Yes, most of the tools provided for the Android work best with Linux. I'm not sure if the x86 emulation will work from Intel. There are some other x86 projects out there for Linux.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 15:45

3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Still waiting on a decent DS emulator.

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 07:19

4. terabyteRouser (Posts: 439; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


This article is inaccurate. I just installed all this stuff. At this point, the x86 emulation only works for Gingerbread. So, no you can't -- "Last month they added x86 support to the emulator, allowing developers to test ICS apps out at “usable” speeds." Also, the GPU acceleration only works for ICS

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