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2. Mastering the Android Development Tools > Working with the Android Emulator

Working with the Android Emulator

The Android emulator is probably the most powerful tool at a developer’s disposal. It is important for developers to learn to use the emulator and understand its limitations. The Android emulator is integrated with Eclipse, using the ADT plug-in for the Eclipse IDE.

The Android emulator is a convenient tool, but it has some limitations:

• The emulator is not a device. It simulates generic device behavior, not specific hardware implementations or limitations. This is particular noticeable with Kindle Fire emulation; not even the home screen is the same. None of the custom Amazon Kindle Fire experience is emulated at this time.

• Sensor data, battery and power settings, and network connectivity are all simulated using your computer.


  

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