Android 2.3 Gingerbread Emulator Walkthrough (Video)

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While you can’t yet get Android 2.3 on your Android device, you can always load up the emulator and experience it on your desktop computer. In this video we take you on a tour of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which brings many small changes to the platform, many of which to improve gaming, communications, and the user interface. We talk about the improved icons, the new on screen keyboard, the better copy/paste interface, plus a few other minor things. If you want to run the Android 2.3 emulator yourself, check out the instructions below the video.

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1. Download Android SDK.

2. On your computer, navigate to the installation directory and open SDK Manager.

3. The system should begin downloading packages, which will include Android 2.3.

4. Go into Virtual devices. Click New. Add a one-word title. For SD card, put 512, for Target, choose Android 2.3. Set the rest however you want (such as screen resolution).

5. Hit create AVD. Go back to Virtual Devices, highlight your emulator, and click Start.

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.