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AVD Manager

The AVD Manager provides a graphical user interface in which you can create and manage Android Virtual Devices (AVDs), which are required by the Android Emulator.

You can launch the AVD Manager in one of the following ways:

  • In Eclipse: select Window > Android Virtual Device Manager, or click the AVD Manager icon in the toolbar.
  • In Android Studio: select Tools > Android > AVD Manager, or click the AVD Manager icon in the toolbar.
  • In other IDEs: Navigate to your SDK's tools/ directory and execute android avd.

For more information, see Managing AVDs with AVD Manager.