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Friday 10 May 2013

Android Emulator Speed Boost

Big pain in Android Game Development (and maybe development in general) is the slow emulator. It's a great tool to test different screen sizes etc, but especially accelerated graphics makes it very hard to use.

Recently, Intel Atom Android images were made available (Android 2.3 and 4+) and Intel released HAXM driver that makes use of Intel Virtualization Technology. Basically it means the driver lets the emulator use your HW directly, given you have Intel processor that supports the Intel VT.

The speed increase is significant!

More information about emulator and installation instructions

Martin Varga is a Czech software developer who likes pygmy owls (hence Kulíš), running, ramen, travelling and living in foreign countries. He is also known as smartus or sm4 on the internet (read as smartass, but there are too many of them). He currently tries to make games in AndEngine like Mr. Dandelion's Adventures and hangs around a lot at the AndEngine forums.