Thursday, October 09, 2008
Gotchas with Google Android Development
-scalesetting for the emulator, which can vary between 0.1 and 3, so a value of around 0.6 makes the Android Emulator fit to a 600 pixel depth screen.
The Android Emulator can take a fair time to start up, up to 20 minutes on a PC, (but usually only 10 seconds or so on a mac pro,) so give it a minute or so with A N D R O I D displayed before you give up and look at what might be wrong. (It'll generally tell you on the command line if there really is something wrong, and that you're not being a tad hasty to kill the process.)
On really slow PCs you may get a message
Application Messaging (in
process com.android.mms) is
Which means, if you get it frequently, your machine is way too slow: you might like to try and install Linux or go out and buy something faster like a Mac.
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