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Android

emulator not working

my emulator is just showing me a white screen?what is the possible error?

1 Answer

Daniel Hartin
Daniel Hartin
18,106 Points

Hi Mohit

The standard emulators provided by android studio are a bit clumsy and slow at best, and damn right annoying at others. I would try using genymotion as an alternative to the standard android emulators, which can be found using the link below

https://www.genymotion.com/#!/

of course nothing really replaces an actual device and if you have an android phone or tablet lying about anywhere I would use that! (all of my testing is done on a real device)

If you are set on using the built in emulators try using lower settings where possible as they can be quite intense. On windows machines in particular make sure to set the RAM of you emulator to 512mb or lower and be aware that these will still run incredibly slow compared to other software installed on your computer.

Hope this helps

Daniel