So I started to look at writing an Android app. I took a class on Android and wrote a prototype Android App in fall of 2011. Well, I have a need to write an Android App again.
I am a C# developer and while I am comfortable with Java, I prefer C# so I am going to use MonoDroid.
I installed everything very easily using the MonoDroid installer. However, when I went to launch an Android Virtual Device (AVD) it seemed to start but even after leaving it over night, it didn’t finish booting.
So I did some research and the recommendation was to install the Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager.
So I had to:
1. Open the Android SDK Manager and install the Intel x86 Emulator Accelorator (HAXM).
2. Run the installer I found here:
After that, opening an AVD was plenty fast.