Android Question FYI / INFO: AVD Manager / Emulator on Steroids inc Google Play


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Just an FYI.

I have an AVD Manager with the ability to mix and match / create devices which include google play services and even a working google play store.

The way I got it was simply installing the "Android Studio" which has the advanced VD and Emulator as part of it. Once I created an AVD in Android Studio, starting the emulator enabled me to use it with B4A. I also found the command line to start an emulator without starting Android Studio
C:\Java\x86\Android\android-sdk\emulator\emulator.exe -avd Nexus_One_API_28 -writable-system -selinux disabled -qemu
The above is the start of a rooted Emulator, and you will of course need to create your own virtual device and change the directories accordingly.

Did I mention you can install Play Services and the play store....

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There are probably hundreds of tutorials on youtube and the web. But it really has a lot of config options