Published on Feb 09,2015
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Understanding Android Emulators

Every Application developer before launching his app in the android market goes through a lot of challenges to make the app up and running. From debugging it to getting an actual feel as to how the app looks,  is all that is required to make it successful.

Hence, they use Emulators. In simpler terms, Emulators are basically part of the Android SDK that emulates a mobile device. The emulator lets you develop and test Android application right on your PC or Laptop without using the actual physical device.

From enabling developer control in your mobile to setting up an emulator in your PC, the basic steps have been thoroughly covered in the video.

Can we run our eclipse application on actual device?

Yes. For that one needs a PC suite to run, for example if the user is an LG smartphone user, there is an LG PC suite or HTC PC suite for HTC smartphones. The latitude & longitude can also be changed by going to location controls when not working in the actual device.

An important step is to enable debugging, which can be done from your phone:

1) View Settings

2) Enable development options in your device

3) Tick the Checkbox, named USB debugging.

After following this step you can go ahead and plug in your USB cable, which will show the device in a separate window in the Eclipse environment; and here you go! You can now run apps directly on your device.

Got a question for us? Mention them in the comments section and we will get back to you. 

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