Welcome to the Treehouse Community
Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community!
Looking to learn something new?
Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.Start your free trial
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..
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 AlgerTreehouse Teacher
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.
Thanks for the quick reply Ken, I'll try that.