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My android studio is not running

I have just finished the first course for Android on installing Android Studio and followed everything the teacher said right down to a t. When I click run however all i get is this : Waiting for device. C:\Users\user\Downloads\android-studio-bundle-windows\android-studio\sdk\tools\emulator.exe -avd Android442 -netspeed full -netdelay none

I have waited for about an hour and still nothing, so would appreciate some help please

5 Answers

I'm not sure why it's taking so long, but I'd suggest using Genymotion instead of the emulator in Android Studio. Ben created a series of videos on how to use it in the Android Tools course. For me, it loads in seconds as opposed to the minutes I had to wait for the emulator to load.

Thanks, I'm checking that out. However when I use that, will the rest of the android course still be applicable?

Yes, it works pretty much the same. You'll just need to launch Genymotion instead of the default Android emulator.

Thanks, you're a star!

I have another query here,

I went straight from downloading the android emulator (and configuring it on my laptop) to downloading genymotion because the emulator was too slow. However as I listen to the videos, I am told about this thing called Eclipse.

Is it neccessary for me to download eclipse at this stage and if so, what is it used for?

No, it's not necessary to download Eclipse. It's just another IDE for developing Android apps.

Thank you. I know it does not seem like a big deal to you but having someone answer my questions in a clear and concise way is invaluable.

Glad I could help! :)