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Android Build a Simple Android App (2014) Creating the Screen Layout Editing a Layout File

It is taking a long time for the android emulator to show the locked screen.

After I launch the emulator all it shows is the logo. In the messages box I see the following:

Device connected: emulator-5554 Device Android442 [emulator-5554] is online, waiting for processes to start up..

Ken Alger
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher

Brian;

Welcome to Treehouse!

A couple of things. First, can you define a "long time," and second can you let us know what your hardware specs are for your computer?

Ken

3 Answers

Hi ken,

It's taking about 2-5 minutes for the locked screen to show after I launch the emulator.

My hardware specs are the following: Processor: AMD A4-3340M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 2.00 GHz

Installed Memory (RAM) 4.0 GB (3.48 GB usable)

System Type: 64-bit Operating System

I'm thinking it's just a slow computer performance, now i have an app idea at least :-)

Ken Alger
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Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher

Brian;

When I used the built in Android emulator with 4GB RAM, it took that long as well. There is a course in the Android Library called Android Tools that covers a third party emulator called Genymotion which is much quicker than the built in emulator.

I would encourage you to take a look at that as an option if a RAM upgrade is not possible at this time.

Ken

Thanks for the quick reply Ken, I'll try that.