Saturday, January 8, 2022

How to create an Android Virtual Device (AVD) with Google Play Store?


As we know, an Android Virtual Device (AVD) is a configuration that defines the characteristics of an Android phone, tablet, Wear OS, Android TV, or Automotive OS device that you want to simulate in the Android Emulator


The AVD Manager is an interface you can launch from Android Studio that helps you create and manage AVDs.



So, how to create an AVD with Google Play Store? And then how to run an emulator that uses the AVD?


1. Open the AVD Manager by clicking 'Tools > AVD Manager' from the Android Studio.


2. Click 'Create Virtual Device', at the bottom of the AVD Manager dialog.

    The 'Select Hardware' page then appears.


3. Notice that only some hardware profiles are indicated to include Play Store

    Pay attention to those hardware profiles labeled with the Google Play logo in the Play Store column. This indicates that these profiles are fully CTS compliant and may use system images that include the Play Store app.


4. Select a hardware profile, and then click 'Next'.

    Here we select 'Phone' - 'Pixel 2, 5.0", 1080x1920, 420dpi'.


5. The 'System Image' page now appears.


A system image labeled with Google APIs includes access to Google Play services. A system image labeled with Google Play includes the Google Play Store app and access to Google Play services, including a Google Play tab in the Extended controls dialog that provides a convenient button for updating Google Play services on the device.


Select the system image for a particular API level, and then click 'Next'.


Here we select the system image 'Q, API Level = 29, ABI = x86, Target = Android 10.0 (Google Play)'.


6. The 'Verify Configuration' page appears.

    Here we enter the AVD Name: Pixel 2 API 29(Android 10).


7. In the 'Your Virtual Devices' page, now we can find the AVD that we just created.

To run an emulator that uses the AVD, from the 'Your Virtual Devices' page, just double-click that AVD, or click Launch button for it.


Several minutes later, an emulator that you want will be up and running. 😎




Reference to the official Android Developer Website - 

Saturday, November 27, 2021

A lightweight & pure enough app for Android on Google Play

A minimalist utility app for Android which is available on Google Play ---


1. Lightweight enough( download size < 0.08 MB ),
2. Pure enough( not only Ad-Free, but almost NO 'Permissions' required ),
3. High Precision( check the app screenshots as below ).

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This minimalist APP respects your privacydevices, and your time.


Full-free edition:         Smart Unit Converter Free
Full-featured edition:  Smart Unit Converter Pro

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Key Features - 

1. Accurate & High Precision in any unit conversion results.

   This is a distinguished feature of the utility apps. Check the app screenshots as below.

   It is just for those who need Maximum Precision in basic unit conversions.







2. Pure and Ad-free.

   Not only is the utility app Ad-free, but even almost NOT any "Application Permissions" is required at all. As a result, the app is safe and reliable enough for end users.

   This pure app implements any unit conversions completely in Android devices offline, without network access. That means you can perform unit conversions with the utility app anywhere even if your device has no internet connection.

   Enjoy a faster, cleaner experience with this Android app. :-)



3. Lightweight enough.

   The utility app is so lightweight that the download size is less than 81 KB i.e. 0.08 MB ! 

   Very few unit converter apps are more lightweight than this one.





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The links to Google Play Store
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Full-free edition -  

Link to Play Store web: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xadave.SmartUnitConverterFree_Google

Link into Play Store app: market://details?id=xadave.SmartUnitConverterFree_Google


Full-featured edition - 

Link to Play Store web: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xadave.SmartUnitConverterPro_Google

Link into Play Store app: market://details?id=xadave.SmartUnitConverterPro_Google



It will be appreciated if you would like to leave a 5-star rating for these 2 minimalist apps for Android. Thank you very much in advance. 😀



They are also available on Amazon Appstore for Android.

You can directly visit Amazon website , then search with the keywords "Smart Unit Converter Free" in order to find the pure apps quickly.


* The utility app just focuses on the basic unit categories. It is expected to help those who need exact conversions between the Imperial or US customary system and the Metric system for those basic units of measurement.

* The Chinese editions of these apps are only available on Amazon Appstore. 

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More App Screenshots - 
















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What's the Amazon Appstore for Android ?
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Getting Started with Amazon Appstore for Android -



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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Dr.Fone - a Great & Full Toolkit for WhatsApp Transfer & Phone Transfer

Dr.Fone is a complete mobile device solution for iOS and Android devices, it solves problems in any scenario: from system breakdowns and data loss, to phone transfers and much more! 


WhatsApp Transfer -

Transfer WhatsApp messages between two Android or iOS devices. Backup and restore WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, LINE, etc.


Phone Transfer

Migrate all your data including contacts, messages, photos, call history, etc. from one phone to another in just one click.


Phone Backup -

Backup iOS/Android devices to a computer(Windows or mac OS). Restore local, iTunes, and iCloud backups on any devices.



The official website of this great utility:

https://drfone.wondershare.com/


You can try the utility for free. 😀

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Fw: WhatsApp API: The Ultimate Guide to WhatsApp Business API (Jul 2021)


Have you been thinking about using WhatsApp API for business but don't know what it is or how it works? 


Check this great guide by Serene Tan.

https://respond.io/blog/whatsapp-business-api


This ultimate guide to WhatsApp Business API answers all your questions. It will cover what is WhatsApp API, how to manage contacts and send messages according to WhatsApp's best practices. 😎

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Why our Android phones get slow after using for a period of time?

First of all, if we've received some Android OS updates, they may not be as nicely optimized for our devices. Even our carriers or manufacturers may have added additional bloatware apps in an update. These may slow our systems down.

On the other hand, in general, we should have installed a lot of apps that run in the background. We also have a large amount of widgets on our home screens. All of these may consume CPU resources, fill up RAM, and slow down our devices.

In addition, apps, their continuous updates, and their cache files can consume quite a bit of storage space. If the internal drive of our devices is almost full, writing to such file system may be very slow.