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Android Build a Simple Android App (2014) Getting Started with Android Running the Fun Facts Project

My Emulator is taking long to load and i don't know what i did wrong so i need help please

Its all black i waited 20 min all ready but it keeps taking long

Ken Alger
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher

Augstin;

Welcome to Treehouse!

A couple of questions, first, are you talking about the emulator built into Android Studio? And second, what are your system specifications, like RAM, processor speed, OS, etc.?

Ken

I'm talking about the Android Studio I have a ram 4.00GB and my processor is a Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5800 @3.20GHz

I really need help

Is it free or you have to pay

Manuel Schulze
Manuel Schulze
12,739 Points

I'm pretty sure that it's still free.

luis martinez
luis martinez
2,480 Points

just use your device as a virtual device. check out this video it also shows the drivers for the phone that you have. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QtE6nvTRWg

3 Answers

Ken Alger
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Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher

Augstin;

A couple of things. The built in emulator is indeed notoriously slow. 4GB RAM is likely the cause of your lengthy wait time. There is a third party emulator available called Genymotion and the Treehouse course on Android Tools offers a great tutorial on the hows and whys you would choose it. Once you use it, you probably won't go back to the integrated emulator.

Genymotion would be my strong suggestion even if an upgrade to RAM is a possibility.

Post back with any further questions.

Happy coding,

Ken

Manuel Schulze
Manuel Schulze
12,739 Points

Hey Augstin, that's a common problem when developing for Android. The Emulator is much slower than the simulator of iOS (at least before Swift). That have some technical reasons, because the Android Emulator and the iOS Simulator doesn't do the same thing. Anyway to answer your question use Genymotion as mentioned from Ken before. Genymotion is much faster than the build-in emulator and makes development and learning much easier.