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Hello, Android, 4th Edition by Ed Burnette

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Running on the Android Emulator

An emulator is a program that mimics one kind of hardware while running on a different kind of hardware. With the Android emulator, you can create a virtual version of just about any tablet, phone, or wearable right on your desktop.

To run your Android program, select Run > Run app or click the Run button on the toolbar:

images/fig.runapp.png

In a few moments the Choose Device window will open:

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Verify that “Launch emulator” is selected and that the name of an Android virtual device (AVD) has been filled in. Click OK to run it.

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