Category Archives: Android Emulators

AVD manager in Android Emulator

AVD Manager is an Android SDK tool which allows us to create virtual devices (Emulators) on which we can install the Android apps and carry out testing. It’s not feasible to test the app on all actual devices like Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy etc. So AVD Manager allows us to create virtual devices very similar to the actual devices. It is available in Android SDK installation directory.

Below screenshots show how AVD manager looks like.

Device definitions in AVD
Device definitions in AVD

Below images show how to create new AVD.

AVD manager in Android Emulator
AVD manager in Android Emulator
Create new device using AVD
Create new device using AVD
Starting new AVD
Starting new AVD
New device  as displayed in Android Emulator
New device as displayed in Android Emulator