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Old July 7, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Default Mobile OS's is it possible to sample them on a PC?

I don't seem to remember where but I do remember seeing something about a gecko based OS for smart phones just got me to thinking, how would one test a mobile OS is it possible to test one in a virtual environment?
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Old July 7, 2012, 10:12 AM
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I believe the Android and iOS SDK's allow you to do that. Not 100% sure though.
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Old July 7, 2012, 11:11 AM
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Yeah, their SDKs all have emulators.
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Yeah, their SDKs all have emulators.
Are these a built in sandbox (exe, etc)? or are these run within windows/linux themselves?

This has me thinking a couple ideas if its the latter...
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Old July 7, 2012, 04:55 PM
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Where does one find these sdk OSs?
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Old July 7, 2012, 05:02 PM
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I think you just download the Android SDK, install it, and from there you can download whatever version you want and test it. Atleast this is how I recall it when I was playing with them over a year ago briefly. Sorry I can't be much help but one thing I do know was that it was very very sluggish this way. It doesn't run well on a PC but its a cool way to check things out.
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Old July 7, 2012, 07:23 PM
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Android SDK | Android Developers

Using the Android Emulator | Android Developers

My guess is these tools work best under Linux, since Android is after all Linux based. Other than ADB, never used anything from the SDK personally.
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My guess is these tools work best under Linux, since Android is after all Linux based. Other than ADB, never used anything from the SDK personally.
ADB works from in both linux and windows.
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Are these a built in sandbox (exe, etc)? or are these run within windows/linux themselves?
I'm not really sure what you're asking?

One thing to note is that the emulators are meant as app test platforms, so you can sideload apps onto them, but they tend to be missing features that aren't relevant to app development.

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On the official Google/MS/Apple developer sites.
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ADB works from in both linux and windows.
I know since I've only used ADB on Windows, but I'm saying emulator wise, it may be better on Linux. I know compiling needs to be done on Linux in most cases, as an example.
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