James Montemagno
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Setting Up Android x86 HAXM Emulators

I have recently had tons of questions about my recommended settings for Android x86 Emulators on Windows or on Mac. I have recently moved away from they Hyper-V Android Emulators for VS (which are awesome), just so I have all of the Google APIs around. So here we go. Install the Intel x86 Emulators from Intel When installing make sure to set the default RAM to 512MB else it hogs up your machine Turn off Hyper-V by running bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off from an administrator command prompt…

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Visual Studio - Unable to launch Google Android Emulators

When developing with Xamarin in Visual Studio you have a lot of options for Android Emulators. You can go with the VS Emulators for Android powered by Hyper-V, Genymotion, or the out of the box x86 HAXM powered Android Emulators from Google (a few are installed for you already). It looks though that with some of the latest updates to Windows and VS when you go to launch them you get an error message that they can’t be launched. If you look at the logs you will see something like this: Error mess…

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Android Screen Mirroring Made Easy

UPDATE 1: Mobizen has since update their app to be web based which is a downer :( But you can get the older version still which is fantastic! http://help.mobizen.com/en/beta-pc-version/ Update #2: Be sure to check out my new blog on how to easily screen mirror android ios and windows phone devices! I have been giving a lot of presentations recently for Xamarin, and one of the biggest issues I have run into is running multiple emulators at the same time and getting optimal performance out of them…

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