What Android SDK R17 and Intel HAXM mean for Android Developer and Programmer?

The answer is " Android Emulator Faster, More Capable ". Mike James wrote an article title: "Android Emulator Faster, More Capable " on http://www.i-programmer.info. It is good read.

Mike wrote " Support for x86 should get better as the facilities settle down from experimental to production. If you do install the x86 emulator then the result runs at close to native speeds - i.e. the sort of response times you would get from running Android on an x86 architecture. This is not surprising as this is exactly what you are doing - only the peripheral hardware is being fully emulated. What this means is that if a consumer version of the emulator can be produced then there is no barrier to running Android apps under Windows, Linux or OSX. Having the emulator prove itself within the SDK seems like a really good way of making sure that it works properly"