In Windows, you can run android application using BlueStack.
I was wondering, is there any way these apps can be run on Ubuntu 12.04?
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There are some android emulator available in Ubuntu but they are not as stable and usable as bluestack.
Download the SDK
wget http://dl.google.com/android/android-sdk_r10-linux_x86.tgz tar -zvxf android-sdk_r10-linux_x86.tgz cd android-sdk-linux_x86/
Run android manager and install an actual sdk platform
The go to available packages and install something like SDK Platform 2.3.3
Now go to 'virtual devices' and create a device with the 'target' set to the SDK you installed above
With the device highlighted, click 'start...' on the right hand side
If something doesnt work, you'll need to post exactly what you did and what the errors say
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