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Android Emulator 26.2.0 is now available when you enable updates from the Canary Channel.

This version introduces Quick Boot to significantly speed up the emulator start time. This feature is enabled by default for all AVDs. Although the first time you start an AVD it must perform a cold boot (just like powering on a device), all subsequent starts are fast and the system is restored to the state at which you closed the emulator (similar to waking a device).

Quick Boot options

If you want to disable Quick Boot so your AVD always performs a cold boot, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the AVD Manager and click Edit this AVD .
  2. Click Show Advanced Settings and then scroll down to Emulated Performance.
  3. Select Cold boot.

Or, instead of disabling Quick Boot completely, you can cold boot just once by clicking Cold Boot Now from the AVD's drop-down menu in the AVD Manager.

Command line options

Quick Boot can also be controlled from the command line on a per-emulator-launch basis.

Troubleshooting

There are cases when emulator fails to boot from a snapshot and ends up in a broken state. To fix it, select Cold Boot Now from the AVD Manager and send us a bug report so we can investigate.

Known issues

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