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    Running ANDROID Emulator on Ubuntu, but speed is really slow?!

    I am running Android Emulator, but its speed is hell slow. How to get rid of slow speed and make the working faster so that it almost gives a real time mobile phone feel...you know what I mean..!!...

    So someone please help.
    Satyam M.

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    Re: Running ANDROID Emulator on Ubuntu, but speed is really slow?!

    The only way to make it faster is to get a faster computer. You computer is trying to emulate a different platform (ARM), which takes a fair bit of computing power.
    You might have some luck with increasing the RAM used by the emulator as detailed here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4...fore-the-offic , but yeah. It's slow.

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    Re: Running ANDROID Emulator on Ubuntu, but speed is really slow?!

    The emulator in the Android SDK isn't very good. If you're developing apps it's better to use an actual phone or tablet. If you're not developing apps then I would try something else. On Windows "Bluestacks" is alot faster than the Android emulator. It runs at the speed you would expect and has some extra features which are nice, like Google Play. Maybe it will work with wine?

    edit: I've read that Bluestacks wont work with wine.
    Last edited by mr john; July 9th, 2013 at 03:39 PM.

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    Re: Running ANDROID Emulator on Ubuntu, but speed is really slow?!

    Quote Originally Posted by mr john View Post
    The emulator in the Android SDK isn't very good. If you're developing apps it's better to use an actual phone or tablet. If you're not developing apps then I would try something else. On Windows "Bluestacks" is alot faster than the Android emulator. It runs at the speed you would expect and has some extra features which are nice, like Google Play. Maybe it will work with wine?

    edit: I've read that Bluestacks wont work with wine.

    No WINDOWS!!!!!!! I only use Ubuntu 12.04 and have only Ubuntu as operating system..!!!

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    Re: Running ANDROID Emulator on Ubuntu, but speed is really slow?!


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    Re: Running ANDROID Emulator on Ubuntu, but speed is really slow?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nr90 View Post
    I have tried GenyMotion. But its devices are not supporting Whatsapp(the chatting app). On every device, whenever I try to run Whatsapp, this message comes: "Currently Tablets are not supported". So are GenyMotion devices only based on Tablet architecture? Any phone device? No?
    Last edited by satyamM; July 17th, 2013 at 02:13 PM.
    Satyam M.

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    Re: Running ANDROID Emulator on Ubuntu, but speed is really slow?!

    I have been working on an Android SDK for the Nuxeo Content Management Platform in the past months (feel free to check out the early side of our developments in my previous blog post on that topic) and have worked more on it lately as we are on our way to making the first official release of this SDK. I wanted to share some feedback on a practical side of Android development related to test and emulation. After a few days of development, I found out that Android Emulator was a pain because it is far too slow.
    First of all it is slow to boot, but even if you use Snapshot to speed up the start, the execution is also very slow, especially when using the debug mode.It is good for everyone and use.

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    Re: Running ANDROID Emulator on Ubuntu, but speed is really slow?!

    @satyamM : Maybe that you have already found same solution. If not, then check if you have a CPU of Intel with Virtual Technology, then you can Install Intel Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager. It really speed your emulator up. You also need Intel x86 Emulator Accelerator (HAXM) for your Android AVD. The steps for configuration is written in this blog http://hintdesk.com/android-how-to-s...roid-emulator/ . Just follow the instructions.

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    Re: Running ANDROID Emulator on Ubuntu, but speed is really slow?!

    Could you try this :

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/toys...d-CyanogenMod/

    there are quite a lot of live_iso ,live_usb and even package to install into user_home_dir_ubuntu (x32 as well as x64_Lubuntu)

    The emulation runs quite smoothly, without using sdk or adt_bundle ,nor virtualbox or gennymotion ; just plain emulator-arm

    or plain x86_pc for android-x86-4.4.2.iso

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    Re: Running ANDROID Emulator on Ubuntu, but speed is really slow?!

    As referenced above, my guess would be that the processing power required is pretty substantial, and because of that you're either going to have to upgrade or give up on the emulator. Too bad there isn't a better solution.

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