Improve performance of Android Emulator

Mon 29 April 2013

When developing for Android, using the provided emulators can be an exercise in frustration. The emulator startup time is quite long and the applications run very slowly.

Fortunately there is now a way to run the emulator with decent performance on x86 hardware. The steps to configure this are explained at See section 2 to make your emulator rip.

Finally I can do testing on an emulator instead of on my personal phone.