Don’t you find the Android emulator is running a bit slow on windows environment? Unfortunately, the way the emulator is… the way it is. I played around with different options, and there are a few things you can do to speed it up (quite significantly actually).
- Use the snapshot option. The snapshot option can reduce the boot up time significantly (2-3 mins for me) because it saves the device state when you shut down the emulator.
- Increase your RAM size to 1024MB or more if you can afford it. This seems to do the trick and speed up the emulator A LOT.
- Another I noticed is that Android 3.2 seems to run slower than Android 2.x.
- Set CPU affinity for the emulator.
Hope some of those options can help your Android Emulator runs a bit smoother.. fingers crossed!