How to create a virtual device in Android Studio

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Creating a new virtual device in Android Studio is easy. Before you start, you need to make sure that you have installed the required android tools.

How to create a virtual device in Android Studio

Prerequisites 

  1. SDK Tools 26.1.1 or Higher 
  2. HAXM (Later Recommended) 


How to embrace your tools?

Open Android Studio, and click on the SDK Manager icon from the top right of the IDE.

Go to > Appearance & Behavior > System Settings > Android SDK

Make sure that the following tools are installed on your computer.

  1. Android Emulator
  2. Android SDK Platform-Tools
  3. Android SDK Tools
How to create a virtual device in Android Studio

Click on AVD Manager after successfully installed the required tools.

If you observe the below image, you can see the Nexus 5 device is available for use. I’m going to create a new Virtual Device that runs the Android 10 version.

Click “+ Create Virtual Device”

Select Phone, Pixel 3a and Hit the Next button.

Choose a system image. Here Q 29 is much better for Pixel 3a

Click on Finish button

Wow, congratulations, You’ve successfully created a new device for Android App development. Click the play button to launch the emulator.

How to create a virtual device in Android Studio

We can use this emulator for testing AdMob ads, Flutter apps and Native apps.

1 Response

  1. 06/07/2021

    […] The flutter will generate a simplistic counter app for you. It is awesome. Unfortunately, We have no notion about the code as a beginner. For now, just run the app by creating a virtual device. […]

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