Default settings for andoid emulator in adt (eclipse) makes it enormously slow. Someone says it is faster to load application to real device than wait for emulator loading. What is a much simple way to speed up emulator?
I use GNU/Linux and don't want to use proprietary things like Intel HAXM (it also improve emulator performance).
For reaching out goal we need only two steps:
step 0. Install android developer tools (adt) or eclipse + ADT plugin, if you not have one.
step 1. Launch eclipse and Android SDK Manager, install Intel x86 Atom System Image for needed APIs:
step 2. Create android virtual device (AVD) with following (or similar) parameters:
*CPU/ABI: Intel Atom (x86) — needed for speed up
*Memory Options: 1024 Mb
*Use Host GPU
That's all! Run our application on created device and enjoy.
Post based on stackoverflow answer.
PS. Yes, I hear that Intel HAXM are cool. But, you know...
Also there is a post from Intel on this subject, but as I undersand
it works on Ubuntu only.