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Android Build a Simple Android App (retired 2014) Learning the Language Objects and Random Numbers

Eric Uys
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Eric Uys
Courses Plus Student 807 Points

Why is my emulator so slow?

I try to use the emulator but it never works. The word Android appears and it shows activity, but it eventually stops responding and shows no results. Is there anything I can do to correct this?

4 Answers

Kate Hoferkamp
Kate Hoferkamp
5,205 Points

I would try out Genymotion is works a million times better then the Android emulator in Eclipse. Genymotion still runs using Eclipse.

Here is a link to a video to get Genymotion set up: http://teamtreehouse.com/library/android-tools/genymotion/installing-genymotion

Eric Uys
Eric Uys
Courses Plus Student 807 Points

So I successfully installed the Genymotion Eclipse plug-in. When I click on the Genymotion icon, I do get an emulator, but I can't see my app. Any thoughts on what could be amiss?

Kate Hoferkamp
Kate Hoferkamp
5,205 Points

Did you get the genymotion plugin then installed on Eclipse?

Go to help -> install new software -> add this link: http://plugins.genymotion.com/eclipse

After the plugin is install to run in Eclipse, there should be an icon near the Android Virtual Device Manager, called the Genymotion Virtual Devices Manager. It works very similar to the Android VDM, in that you open and start up the emulator. After it is up you run the program as an Android Application.

Hope that helps! Sorry for the late reply. Let me know if you have anymore questions.

Eric Uys
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Eric Uys
Courses Plus Student 807 Points

Oh yeah I forgot about that. Will give it a try. Thank you.

Eric Uys
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Eric Uys
Courses Plus Student 807 Points

I was doing everything right except running it as an android app after the Genymotion emulator launched. Problem fixed. Thank you!

Kate Hoferkamp
Kate Hoferkamp
5,205 Points

No problemo! Glad it worked out for you!

Eric Uys
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Eric Uys
Courses Plus Student 807 Points

Off topic, but did you do the extra credit with colors at the end of the "Learning the Language" section? I'm doing well with the tasks and quizzes, but when it comes to being more independent I'm struggling. I'd really like to learn what the extra-credit asks me to do, but I find that I'm stumped. Very frustrating.

Kate Hoferkamp
Kate Hoferkamp
5,205 Points

Yeah, it's probably easier if you add me on Twitter or something: @panthersoccer Then I can actually reply in a timely manner or so.