A student of android development or beginner level programmer of android OS are curious to learn about android OS and android development tools and ask questions like what is an Android Emulator?
Answer to this question is simple. “A virtual mobile device that runs on your PC during android applications or games development testing“.
Wikipedia defines Emulator as “an emulator is hardware or software that enables one computer system (called the host) to behave like another computer system (called the guest).”
In this way we can also state that an android emulator is “a software that runs on computer system during android development and behave like a real physical mobile device“.
What Android Emulator can’t do which physical mobile devices can do?
What a question it is?
According to our above definition that android emulator act like a physical mobile device. Its means it perform every function which a mobile device can do. Mobile phones basically used for calling to your friends and family members. Yes, this feature is not present in this emulator. Except this feature android emulator behave like a smartphone.
Here is screen shot of this android emulator.