Android Question AVD slow ....... why???

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by Oldmanenzo, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. Oldmanenzo

    Oldmanenzo Member Licensed User

    1. Silly question but with a grain of truth
      why the simulator is so slow, not to say extremely slow when part, initialization, and ready to use let alone uses half a second to fill in B4A and more than 30 seconds to transfer and start the program.
      Yet I think I have a pretty fast computer with 16GB of ram, hd solid state and I5 processor.
      One reason for sure there will be, but I can not explain it.
      Excuse my reflection that has nothing to do with the usual questions, but the curiosity sometimes externalize themselves.
  2. thedesolatesoul

    thedesolatesoul Expert Licensed User

    Its slow. Use:
    - A real device
    - Genymotion
  3. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    I agree. Don't use the emulator.
  4. Oldmanenzo

    Oldmanenzo Member Licensed User

  5. KZero

    KZero Active Member Licensed User

    just installed Genymotion , its unbelievable fast and smooth !

    i think all developers here must know about it and stop wasting time with the AVD

    thanks indeed
  6. LucaMs

    LucaMs Expert Licensed User

    I don't agree. You MUST use emulators, if you want test your app on different displays!!!

    Or do you prefer to wait for the complaints of your customers?

    I just ran a sample app published on this site and the graphics do not fit my device.

    The author of the app does not use emulators.

    I prefer not to mention him, but he is ... Erel :D
  7. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    If you build your layout with the designer + designer script then you can easily test the layout with the UI Cloud.
  8. LucaMs

    LucaMs Expert Licensed User

    Yes I knew this possibility.

    I abandoned it, if I remember correctly (impossible :D) it allowed to test only layouts of the Designer, not Activities at run-time (which can contain views added by code).

    Is it changed?

    (Strange, I thought of receiving a Like from you for this, Erel, hehehe)
    Last edited: May 5, 2015
  9. LucaMs

    LucaMs Expert Licensed User

    Ops, this is the answer:

  10. andymc

    andymc Well-Known Member Licensed User

    It's slow because it's trying to run the ARM version of Android, not the Intel version. So your computer is pretending to run code for chips it doesn't have. The genymotion or intel images for the emulator will allow your computer to use code written for Intel chips, so it runs much faster. I use Genymotion, it allows you to emulate many different screen sizes on lots of different virtual devices and android versions. The free version works great, but when you get more serious upgrading to the paid version may be a good idea.
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