John Kemnetz

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Visual Studio Emulator for Android Release Notes

This post will be updated each release of the Visual Studio Emulator for Android as a changelog and complete listing of new features. Release Notes April 2016 Version 1.0.60404.1 Includes: January 2016 Version 1.0.60106.1 Includes: November 2015 Version 1.0.51106.3 Includes: Known issues: ...

Marshmallow (API 23) now available in the Visual Studio Emulator for Android

Today we’re excited to announce the availability of Marshmallow images in the Visual Studio Emulator for Android. Marshmallow (Android version 6.0, API Level 23) is the latest release of Android, and includes a set of new APIs for developers to use. If you’ve developed an app for other versions of Android, you’ll want to make...

Network simulation and more in the VS Emulator for Android

By now, hopefully you’ve heard about the new Visual Studio Emulator for Android, which is available as a standalone download for Eclipse and Android Studio users. Today, we’re issuing an update that addresses some of your top requests, including network simulation and improved screenshot functionality. Let’s take a look ...

Using the Visual Studio Emulator for Android from Android Studio or Eclipse with ADT

Since announcing our fast, free, Hyper-V compatible Android emulator, we’ve heard that some of you are using Android Studio or Eclipse as your primary Android development environment and still want to acquire the best emulator on the planet without necessarily having to also install Visual Studio. That’s why we’re excited to...

Visual Studio Emulator for Android in VS2015 RTM

Back in November we first told you about our fast, free, Hyper-V compatible Android emulator. Then, we used your feedback to add features including OpenGL, Lollipop, multi-touch, camera simulation, device profiles and WiFi simulation. Today, we’re excited to announce a whole host of new features for the emulator: You can acquire...

Using Fiddler to monitor network traffic from the VS Emulator for Android

In today’s cloud-connected world, it’s hard to find an app that doesn’t make use of an internet connection in some way or another. Whether you’re collecting app usage telemetry, making calls to a web service, or uploading your users’ cat pictures to Facebook, ensuring that your app can reliably communicate with ...

Visual Studio Emulator for Android in VS2015 RC

Since our initial launch of the Visual Studio Emulator for Android, we’ve worked quickly to deliver on top feature requests, adding in support for hot-ticket items such as OpenGL ES 2.0, Lollipop, multi-touch, and advanced camera simulation. Today we’re announcing two more features to help you debug and test your Android apps on ...

The Visual Studio Emulator for Android in VS2015 CTP6

In November we launched the Visual Studio Emulator for Android and have gotten great positive feedback from you. Since then we’ve continued to work hard to provide a fast, Hyper-V compatible, x86 Android emulator for all of your debugging and testing needs. Today I’m happy to announce that our emulator just got a little sweeter ...