How-to Create a New Android Virtual Device Emulator on Android Studio for Linux

January 2nd, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Creating AVD on Android Studio IDE for Linux

The Android Tutorial for Linux Show Step-by-Step How-to Create an Android Virtual Device Emulator on Android Studio IDE 1.5 for GNU/Linux Systems.

Android Studio is the official IDE for Android application development, based on IntelliJ IDEA.
On top of the capabilities you expect from IntelliJ, Android Studio offers:

  • Flexible Gradle-based build system
  • Build variants and multiple apk file generation
  • Code templates to help you build common app features
  • Rich layout editor with support for drag and drop theme editing
  • Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility, and other problems
  • ProGuard and app-signing capabilities
  • Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, making it easy to integrate Google Cloud Messaging and App Engine
Installing Android Studio IDE for Linux - Featured

  1. Run the Android Virtual Device Manager

    Running Android AVD Manager on Android Studio IDE
  2. Click on the Create Virtual Device Button on Bottom Left of UI

    Android AVD Select Creating New Virtual Device
  3. Select the Android Device Hardware
    First choose between: TV, Wear, Tablet or Phone

    Android AVD Select Android Device Hardware
  4. Then Select the maximum Android Device System Image

    Android Virtual Device Manager choosing Device System Image
  5. Verify the Configuration before Creation
    Click on Finish to Create the New Android Virtual Device

    Android AVD Verify Device Configuration before Creation
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