SDK for Android Developer's Guide

Device and Emulator Support

SDK for Android includes support for the x86 Application Binary Interface (ABI). The x86 ABI enables you to run apps with x86 Android Virtual Devices (AVD).

Note: If the emulator is version 27.0.2 or higher, be sure to go to Settings > Advanced and set "OpenGL ES renderer" to "SwiftShader".

For more information on ABIs, see https://developer.android.com/ndk/guides/abis.html.

For more information on how to create AVDs, see https://developer.android.com/studio/run/managing-avds.html.

Note: To get the best possible performance on an AVD, install and enable Intel HAXM by following these instructions: https://developer.android.com/studio/run/emulator-acceleration.html.

By default you do not need to make any changes to your development environment to include x86 native libraries. However, any .apk file that you build with HERE SDK will be larger since it contains more native libraries. Optionally, you can follow this guide to create multiple .apk files, with each containing native libraries for a specific ABI and thus reducing application sizes.