A few months back I upgraded one of my experimental applications to work with touch devices like the iPad and iPhone. I’ve been in the mood to experiment some more with development for touch devices, in particular Android devices.  There are quite a few hardware devices out there, Galaxy Tab being the most popular …in Kuwait at least.

I downloaded the Android SDK and was surprised to find a pretty nice device emulator built-in. I managed to configure a virtual “Galaxy Tab” and test my old app. It was great. And I didn’t have to blow KWD 120/- on a new Galaxy Tab. :)


The interesting thing about this virtual device manager is that you can run multiple devices at the same time. It does slow down the machine drastically (since Java sucks), but what’s important is that its possible. :)

Now all I need is some inspiration to create at least one nice app on this platform.