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I just got my Android and Eclipse Bundle set up. Everything worked fine except that my emulator seems to take a little long to load up. The first time took a couple minutes but has been a little quicker since then. My computer is two years old with a Core i3 processor, will that be sufficient for Android App development ? Also the program in that video just simply shows the string right ?

2 Answers

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

Your computer sounds like it will be just fine for Android development. The emulator can take a while to load even on the latest and greatest machines. But once you have it loaded you can just keep it up as long as you need it to save yourself the time of launching it. Also, if you have an actual phone or tablet you can test on then it is much quicker than using the emulator.

You asked about the program in the video "simply show[ing] the string"...which video are you referring to? If you're in the Getting Started with Android stage then yes, it goes piece by piece.

Edit the properties of your emulator in AVD Manager, and make sure that you have the "Snapshot Enabled" box checked.