Re: Android Emulators

JM Casey

Yes. Drifting a bit off topic but, emulation is a pretty fascinating idea. My ex used to run video game system emulators on one of our pCs and a few years ago I got an emulator running on windows that perfectly simulated my first computer, an Apple II E. They even perfectly replicated through software the circuitry of the old Echo speech hardware synth.


But yeah, first rule of emulation is: emulator will only run what’s native to the things it is supposed to be emulating…and not always even those things, since there can sometimes be unexpected glitches in emulation, as you might expect.



From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: September 23, 2021 02:57 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Android Emulators


On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 02:32 PM, JM Casey wrote:

You will need to start thinking of the emulation as a completely separate environment from your windows system, even if it is running on your windows box.

You're absolutely correct.  Emulators are, in effect, sandboxed virtual machines, and within those environments it is precisely as though you were working natively under the operating system being emulated.  The only thing that happens in Windows itself is kicking off the emulator and exiting the emulator (and you can, of course, do the latter from within the emulator, too).  Windows recognizes the emulator as an application, but that's about it.

I'd think that most Android Emulators that are currently maintained could install Android Accessibility Suite in the instance of emulated Android they control.  The logistics of that, however, I have not played with.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

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