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Step 6: Creating an Android emulator to run the test

What is an Emulator?

An emulator is hardware or software that enables one computer system (called the host) to behave like another computer system (called the guest). For an example it will allows your PC to behave as an Android device.

Now first open your SDK folder. There will be an exe file named AVD Manager.exe. Double click on  that file to to launch AVD manager dialog.

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Once the AVD manager window is opened, you can create an Android virtual device. For that click New

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Set the fields according to the system images which you have downloaded during the SDK installation.Then click OK. When you click OK it will display a window like below, listing the features of the virtual device. Click OK.

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All the created devices will be shown in the AVD manager window. Selec the device you need to start and click Start>>Launch.

Now it will launch your Android emulator. You can perform the functions as in a real device with this emulator.

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To verify whether the emulator is detected by your system, open your command promt nad type the command adb devices. It will list the detected devices

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