I'm a newbie to Android Application development, just started off by downloading Android Studio along with JDK-7 and also installed Intel x86 Emulator Accelerator(HAXM) through SDK manager.
Now when I try to launch Emulator, I get this error:
emulator: ERROR: x86 emulation currently requires hardware acceleration!
Please ensure Intel HAXM is properly installed and usable.
CPU acceleration status: HAX kernel module is not installed!
As the name implies, it is an
Emulator Accelerator. You can still use the Emulator, its just going to be a bit slower running without
In my experience, it is OK to use the normal emulator for infrequent debugging but it is too slow, even with HAXM, for serious development, which should be carried out on an actual device.
If you have to use an emulator, I'd go with GenyMotion.