During the just finished semester, my group and I was part of course called Publishing Papers in a Peer-Reviewing System (PPRPS). As part of this course we were to write a scientific article, mine was related to the speed on Android devices compared to the emulator (Are Emulators Trustworthy – In terms of speed) and compares some different scenarios of computational and memory usage. The article only focuses on Android 1.5, so it is already quite outdated, but at the time of writing I only had a device available with Android 1.5. I thought it may be useful to someone anyway and can be found here.
I have just downloaded the 1.6-r1 emulator, and made a small video demoing some of the new stuff.
Exciting things are happening these days. I will try to capture and upload a video of the emulator later to day.
Update I have uploaded a video to youtube of the emulator (embeded below).
I just tried out the new Android SDK , and made a small video trying it out (see below). It seems to be booting quite fast. The on-screen keyboard is there as well, although it does not seem to work in landscape mode , and there have been some UI polishing ass well . If I have missed anything interesting or anything else you want to see, let me know in a comment.