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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Speed up mobile automation with fast android emulator using HAXM or genymotion

To speed up android automation there are 2 options 

1) hardware  acceleration using intel Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager
there are 2 ways to install this

  a) Using android SDK manager (preferred method)
  - Launch  Android SDK Manager.
  - select Intel x86 Emulator Accelerator (HAXM) under Extras
  - Install it 


  b)Manually - look for instructions here - http://software.intel.com/en-us/android/articles/installation-instructions-for-intel-hardware-accelerated-execution-manager-mac-os-x

After installing HAXM create AVD(Android virtual device) 
Creating AVD(Android virtual device) - from android SDK manager , select tools and manage AVD 
and create a new AVD with intel CPU and enabling host GPU. Like shown in below picture



2) second fastest simulator is using genymotion 
check installation screenshots here -http://www.mobiletestworld.com/2014/02/install-genymotion-fastest-android-emulator-on-mac.html


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