Here is a guide to install an Android emulator on Ubuntu 11.10. The Android SDK Manager is an Android emulator and when installed you will have an Android Virtual device on your pc. Most of the applications can be downloaded and installed but there is no android market option. This means that you will have to search for .apk files using the internet browser. Please note that sending messages (Whatsapp and such) will not work.
Before you can run the Android SDK manager on your pc you need to install Java-JDK, to do this open a terminal window (press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy+paste the following line:
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk openjdk-7-jre
After installing the Java-JDK packages you can download the latest android_sdk version for Linux from this page
When downloaded extract the content of the file to a location you want for this guide i extracted into my Documents folder. Before you can create a new “device” you need to update the sdk manager using the following commands:
./android update sdk
Select Accept all and click on the Install button to start the update process. Please note that the update process will take a while.
When the Android SDK Manager is up-to-date use the follwoing command to start it:
When the Android SDK Manager is running click on Tools in the top panel and select Manage ADVs. And to create a new “device” enter a name for the “device” then click on the New button and select Android 2.3.3 – API Level 10 in the Target list. If you prefer it’s also possible to change the size of the SD Card. When done click on the Create AVD button and to start the “device” select it in the list and click on the Start button.
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