Linked by David Adams on Sat 17th Jul 2010 16:46 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Interested in test driving the latest version of Google's Android OS without buying a new mobile device? Here's how to run Android on your PC for free with the Android SDK Emulator.
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RE: why not native?
by MORB on Sun 18th Jul 2010 18:20 UTC in reply to "why not native?"
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It's possible to have native code libraries in android applications.
Since afaik all available android devices are arm based at the moment, it's better for the emulator to be able to run those native libraries like a real device would, so you don't need a special x86 build of the native parts of your app just to run it in the emulator.

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