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Mastering Android Studio 3 by Kyle Mew

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Hardware profiles

Selecting Add Device Definition... from the Device in Editor drop-down will open the AVD manager. To create a new hardware profile click on the Create Virtual Device... button. The Select Hardware dialog allows us to install and edit all the device profiles listed in the previous drop-down as well as the option to create or import a definition.

A standalone version of the AVD manager can be run from user\AppData\Local\Android\sdk\. This can be useful on lower end machines, as AVDs can be booted up without Studio running.

It is usually easier to take an existing definition and adapt it to our needs, but to gain further insight into the operation, here we will create one from scratch by clicking on the New Hardware Profile ...

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