Initial Preview v3: Google APIs System Image
This release is the same as v2 (https://github.com/google/android-emulator-m1-preview/releases/tag/0.2), except the included system image is API 30 Google APIs ARM64-v8a.
- Webview (and apps that use webview) work, but Chrome doesn't. This is due to the AArch64-only runtime environment.
- Video decode is in software and can be slower for higher resolution videos versus the x86 system images. This is because the system image is ARM64-v8a-only and doesn't include AArch32 support, which our previous host-side video codecs relied on. We will enable the host side video decoding via VideoToolbox/ffmpeg/CUDA once we can build a non-AArch32 version of the codec driver in the guest.
Initial Preview v2
This fixes an issue with the file chooser dialog freezing, along with sound and screenshot issues.
It is based on build (https://ci.android.com/builds/branches/aosp-emu-master-dev/grid?head=7036990&tail=7036990), target aarch64_sdk_tools_mac, artifact sdk-repo-darwin_aarch64-emulator-7036990.zip: (https://ci.android.com/builds/submitted/7036990/aarch64_sdk_tools_mac/latest/sdk-repo-darwin_aarch64-emulator-7036990.zip)
This is the first preview. This only works on M1 Apple Silicon Macs. It has a lot of rough edges. To use, open the .dmg, drag/drop to
/Applications, then right click in
/Applications and select Open; skip the developer identity verification check. The first launch may take a while.
android-emulator-m1-preview.dmg: Download this file.
emulator-darwin-aarch64-0.1-engine-only.zip: Zip file that only includes the emulator engine. Inside, there's a folder,
emulator-darwin-aarch64-0.1, the contents of which are suitable for unzipping into
$ANDROID_SDK_ROOT/emulator. For use alongside (upcoming) AVDs from the SDK Manager, and will be downloaded automatically replacing
$ANDROID_SDK_ROOT/emulator in a future Android SDK Emulator update.