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Introduction to Android™ Application Development: Android Essentials, Fourth Edition by Joseph Annuzzi Jr., Lauren Darcey, Shane Conder

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B. Quick-Start Guide: The Android Emulator

The most useful tool provided with the Android Software Development Kit (SDK) is the emulator. Developers use the emulator to quickly develop Android applications for a variety of hardware. This Quick-Start Guide is not a complete documentation of the emulator commands. Instead, it is designed to get you up and running with common tasks. Please see the emulator documentation provided with the Android SDK for a complete list of features and commands.

The Android emulator is integrated with the Android Integrated Development Environment (IDE), which is included in the ADT Bundle, or integrated with Eclipse after installing the ADT plugin. The emulator is also available within the /tools directory of the ...

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