Android dropped the complete support of Eclipse and ADT, going forward use Android Studio for apps development purpose.
Get Android studio for development purpose now.
Installation of Android studio is simple, it comes with a simple exe & just takes while to complete the installation. SDK manager is available with it, so that new version of Android, emulator, SDK tools, play services etc… can be downloaded easily.
Normally new developers face issue in setting up emulator for Android studio. Here are simple steps, just follow it.
1) Launch SDK manager from Android studio & make sure you have Intel x86 Atom_64 System image emulator installed (this is for 64 bit PC & x86 is for 32 bit computers). Intel emulator is very fast in actions & smoother to use. To test app in emulator i would recommend to go for this. ARM emulator is too slow.
2) Go to AVD manager –> Create Virtual Device –> Choose phone as category –> select Nexus S –>select the X86_64 system image (here it lists all the available & downloaded emulators).–> provide name and finish the setup.
3) Newly created emulators will be available in AVD manager.
4) Launch emulator from AVD manager, most of the time you will see Intel XAHM is not installed error. i.e
emulator: ERROR: x86_64 emulation currently requires hardware acceleration! Please ensure Intel HAXM is properly installed and usable.”
This is because, you don’t have Intel XHAM software installed. Go to install path of Android studio\extras\intel\Hardware_Accelerated_Execution_Manager. Run the exe.
If virtualization property enabled then software will be installed successfully. Else manually enable the VT property from BIOS settings.
Restart PC –> press F2 –> BIOS settings –> configuration –> enable Virtualization property –> save and exit the settings. (This is for Lenovo PC’s, it may very based on Computers)
Now run the Intel HAXM software, after successful installation launch the emulator.
Here is the tutorial video.