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Android

Andrew D.
Andrew D.
2,937 Points

Any Way to Speed Up Emulator Loading?

Does anyone know of a way to speed up the emulator? Or is there perhaps a lightweight emulator of sorts that is known to be faster?

My computer is fairly new but not overly powerful, and whenever I run my app within Android Studio it sometimes takes 3 or 4 minutes to load, and it can be kind of glitchy to boot.

1 Answer

Yeah - the standard emulator takes its sweet time.

Try Genymotion - it is a third party emulator that works much more quickly and links well with Android Studio.

Steve.

Andrew D.
Andrew D.
2,937 Points

Thank you Steve!!

No problem!

You'll find that the Treehouse courses do reommend using Genymotion. It has its little annoying bits but it is WAY faster than the stock one.

I used to hate when I'd forgotten to launch the emaulator at the beginning of a video due to the wait required!

Enjoy!

Steve.