Eclipse Android plugins dependancy errors

Plugins for ADT and Eclipse do not seem to update nicely in Eclipse Classic version. Installing the J2EE edition allows a much nicer experience updating the default eclipse plugins as well an easier installation of the google ADT / Android plugin without a dependency nightmare.

How to make Android Emulator Run Faster / Improve Android Emulator Performance

Just like Amiga emulation, ARM/Android emulation seems a little on the slow side.

Most of the overhead is from initiating the start-up and not the actual running emulation.

Using a snap shot can make the emulator start and ready to roll in around a second.

Under the options for configuring your virtual device select use snapshot.

Under the launch options select start from snapshot.

Happy coding.