1. Alpha Axl's Avatar
    I'm getting into development and I was wondering what kind of PC (or specs) people are running. If you're a developer and your emulator and tools run perfectly, can you post your specs or PC model name?

    Just looking to buy a great PC for developing! Thanks so much!
    10-14-2011 10:43 AM
  2. Moscow Desire's Avatar
    Google Dev used to have a program emulator for writing android apps. I heard they were getting rid of it though. You could run it on a somewhat modern windows PC. Runs on my Gateway with Athelon II M300 laptop just fine. 360gb, 4gb memory.

    So I think any newer pc would be ok. It's not like developing a 500mb windows app in C.
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    10-14-2011 11:15 AM
  3. Alpha Axl's Avatar
    So you don't need an i7 or i5 with 8 GB of RAM, etc?

    Is processor speed the most important factor?
    10-14-2011 11:22 AM
  4. Moscow Desire's Avatar
    I would say........ no.

    Maybe if you're going to develop a full featured game like NFS or Duke Nukem, you might want a little extra umph.. And that would only come into effect when you package the APK. Compiling will always be better with a more powerful system, but realy, you'll only save a minute or so compile time.

    But really, a quad core, 4gb ram, should be sufficient enough. Remember what you're developing for. A 1Ghtz, 1gb, device.
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    10-14-2011 12:01 PM
  5. Alpha Axl's Avatar
    True...maybe I'll just buy a pretty good laptop and make it dedicated to just developing. Thanks so much!
    10-14-2011 12:06 PM
  6. Moscow Desire's Avatar
    No problem!

    Oh.... don't forget the Thanks button...

    Still waiting for my free phone from AC HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
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    10-14-2011 12:17 PM
  7. Alpha Axl's Avatar
    Thank you kind sir.
    10-14-2011 04:47 PM