The x86 Android* 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) emulator system image enables you to run an emulation of Android on your development machine. In combination with the Android SDK, you can test out your Android applications on a virtual Android phone device based on Intel Architecture.
In order to install the emulator system image, you can use the Android SDK Manager (Recommended Method):
Alternately, you can download the binary zip file and unzip and copy the included directory into the system-images directory of your Android SDK installation. (Note that this method does not allow for automatic updates of the system image):
System image binaries
System image source
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