The following is the first few sections of a chapter from The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development, plus headings for the remaining major sections, to give you an idea about the content of the chapter.


Advanced Emulator Capabilities

The Android emulator, at its core, is not that complex. Once you have one or more Android virtual devices (AVDs) defined, using them is a matter of launching the emulator and installing your app upon it. With Android Studio, those two steps can even be combined — the IDE will automatically start an emulator instance if one is needed.

However, there is much more to the Android emulator. This chapter will explore various advanced features of the emulator and how you can use them.

Prerequisites

Understanding this chapter requires that you have read the core chapters of this book.

Other Notable Configuration Options

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The Emulator Sidebar

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Emulator Window Operations

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Headless Operation

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