Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Few videos about Android Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM)

Google I/O 2010 - Building push applications for Android

Mastering C2DM: The Android Cloud to Device Messaging Framework

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Slow Android emulator? Speed up it!

It takes long time to start Android emulator. But now you can save emulator state in "snapshot" and load it avoiding booting during emulator startup. It works starting from the revision 10 released earlier in February 2011.

To start using this feature you need to update AVD manager and create Android Virtual Device (AVD) with checked snapshot checkbox.

Then start emulator with checked "save to snapshot" checkbox. Emulator starts and when it has loaded you can close it and there will be a snapshot of started emulator. Snapshot will be saved in a few minutes.

Next time set "Launch from snapshot" checkbox and emulator will start quicklier.