Android* 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) x86 Emulator System Image

The x86 Android* 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) 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 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 add-ons directory of your Android SDK installation. (Note that this method does not allow for automatic updates of the add-on):

LinkFile DescriptionFile SizeMD5 Checksum / SHA-1 Checksum
104 MB(MD5) 65e43ebfd4b0be31174fb63dff3f3335
(SHA-1) ab3fa92a3592817ca87fdfad3c668193e8f57703
1.8 GB(MD5) 1a56c5297b5b81410ecdc205707eb2cb
(SHA-1) 0c374acf8951946eaaf7926d7a3c19ecf9ff67ce
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Jeff Z.'s picture

On Mac OS Sierra with Android Studio 2.3.3, adb push app to this Android 4.0.4 x86 emulator is extremely slow. A 50 MB size App took 8 minutes. Would like to understand why? Has anyone else seen this kind of problem ? Thanks.

anonymous's picture

I have a problem with my apps, which are only visible using the x86 versions of the avd (gingerbread and ics) and not the arm versions.
It looks like an 64bit integer usage, where the android SDK api only uses 32bit.
I have posted the problem on with a code example, as a had not seen this page yet.

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