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Speedup your Android Emulator with the x86 Atom System Image

Speedup your Android Emulator with the x86 Atom System Image

I sometimes use the Android Emulator for app development. The reason I use it sometimes is the slowness of the Android Emulator on my system. It took ages to boot and when it finally ran, the user interaction wasn’t quite smooth.

The origin for this problem resides in the ARM architecture which is used by the emulator. Emulating ARM on a x86 platform is very slow. To overcome this problem I often connect my “real” Android smartphone via USB which works a lot smoother than the Android Emulator on my Mac.

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