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I will like to know some of the android emulators that work really well with Ubuntu 11.10 and above. I want to try 'whatsapp' on Ubuntu through an android emulator. Thanks in advance

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Doesn't the Android SDK provides the Emulator? –  Uri Herrera Apr 4 '12 at 16:44
    
@UriHerrera kind of a noob when it comes to android development ;) –  Mysterio Apr 4 '12 at 20:57
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According to : http://crashcourse.ca/content/android-emulator-ubuntu-1004-60-seconds

  • You'll have to install a JDK : $ sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk
  • Then go to the download page of Android SDK to download it. http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
  • After, update the SDK : $ android update sdk --no-ui
  • Check if the output of $ android list returns you the list of available SDK.
  • Type $ android pick "new". Set things as you want.
  • Once done, check the output of : $ android list avds pic the "name" entry.
  • To finish : launch the emulator : $ emulator @avdsname.

And then you're good to go.

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When I open an avd I created, I only get to see 'android' on a black screen, in either its trademark font or in fixedsys font. In cases of some of the avds I created, just a blank screen appears. Also some of the buttons are enabled while others aren't. Sadly the home button is not among the enabled. I wonder what must be done! –  Aneesh Karthik C Nov 23 '12 at 10:02
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i was using the virtualbox to run 4.0.3 honeycomb in ubuntu 11.10 it ran smothly (kinda slugish at times) and theres actualy a forum to do so but i forgot the name but it has a "X 86 android" good luck

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The best and the most user-friendly android emulator availbale on Ubuntu is Genymotion. I really recommend that you try it

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First install #virtualbox, and then install it in virtualbox. –  Kelvinelove Oct 9 '13 at 11:08
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