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Learning Android Google Maps by Raj Amal W.

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Setting up AVD for testing

AVDs are used to virtually test the app on your PC. You may not have different versions of Android with different screen resolutions. To overcome this issue, AVDs are used to virtually create a number of devices and test whether the app runs perfectly on a particular version of Android. One thing to note is that AVDs are much slower compared to physical devices. Now, let's create an AVD to test our Google Maps Android application. The AVD Manager looks a bit different in Android Studio than in the traditional one. There are two different targets of an AVD, they are:

  • Pure AOSP target, which does not contain any additional apps
  • Google API target, which has Google Play services preinstalled

The different architectures available ...

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