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Intel's emulator images have always lacked support for the Google APIs, leaving developers without the ability to test common staples like Google Maps or push messaging. Fortunately, that issue was recently rectified with KitKat as Google and Intel have finally shipped an x86 system image with Google API support.

Ok, so testing Android apps with Google-specific features on an ATOM emulator probably doesn't sound terribly exciting, but there's a major upshot: developers can finally use HAXM without making sacrifices! If you're not familiar with Intel's Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager (HAXM), it's a small piece of software that enables the emulator to use the built-in virtualization and hardware acceleration features of most modern Intel processors. In other words, the unbearably slow Android emulator can be made fairly speedy.

Interesting to see Google and Intel cooperating on this front, makes the rumor of Intel 64bit processor in the upcoming Nexus 8 sound a little more credible.
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So it seems like emulation might be a suitable solution for Android on x86. I wonder what AMD will do now?
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