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CTD asked ·

Kindle Fire Device Definitions Installed but not Available in AVD Manager

I have installed all of the Kindle Fire device definitions in the Android SDK Manager in Eclipse. And the Android SDK Manager shows that all of these are "Installed".

When I attempt to create a new AVD via the Android Virtual Device Manager dialog, none of the Kindle Fire definitions are listed in the Device drop down list. Also when I open the Android Virtual Device Manager's Device Definitions tab none of the Kindle Fire device definitions are listed.

I have restarted Eclipse and also rebooted will no change. I am running Mac OS X 10.8.2 with Eclipse June Service Release 1.

Any ideas? Thanks Mike

fire tablet
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CTD answered ·
User error. Missed one of the install items. Message was edited by: CTD
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Samuel@Amazon answered ·
Hi CTD, To install Kindle Fire emulator and and to start it in AVD Manager please make sure that you followed below steps. 1) In Eclipse , please click on Window -> Android SDK Manager. 2) Go to Tools -> Manage Add-on Sites -> User Defined Sites and enter the url " http://kindle-sdk.s3.amazonaws.com/addon.xml", click close. 3) In Android SDK Manager under "Android 4.0.3 (API 15)", Please select Kindle Fire emulators and install packages. 4) Once the installation is done, Please select Window -> AVD Manager in eclipse. 5) Please create a new AVD and select "Target" as the Kindle Fire emualtors which you have installed prior and start the emulator. For more information related to Kindle Fire Emualtors, please follow the link https://developer.amazon.com/sdk/fire/emulator-guide.html. Thank you.
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frqarshed answered ·
I followed the steps but I cannot find emulator in the list. Has the process changed?
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Sujoy@Amazon answered ·
Right now Kindle Emulator related documentations are not visible in our new site. Please turn off new site by Feedback -> Exit New Site and go to below page to find the latest documentation on Kindle Emulators what has changed quite a lot from above. https://developer.amazon.com/sdk/fire.html Emulator documentation links: https://developer.amazon.com/sdk/fire/emulator-guide.html https://developer.amazon.com/sdk/fire/avd-launcher.html https://developer.amazon.com/sdk/fire/speed-emulator.html https://developer.amazon.com/sdk/fire/ki-emulator.html https://developer.amazon.com/sdk/fire/emulator-manual-settings.html https://developer.amazon.com/sdk/fire/native-app-x86.html We will fix these not to be appearing issue in our new site soon. Thank you for posting.
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alesys answered ·
None of those links works anymore. I just can't find how to set up the Kindle Fire Emulator.
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Sujoy@Amazon answered ·
We have dropped supporting Emulator. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Mark McClelland answered ·
Can you confirm that Android emulator support has been dropped? According to the documentation at the following link, system images for the Android emulator should still be available via the Android SDK Manager (see steps 4, 5, and 6 under "Installing Fire Tablet Dependencies"): https://developer.amazon.com/public/resources/development-tools/ide-tools/tech-docs/01-setting-up-your-development-environment When I follow those steps, I no longer see any system images, and other users on Stack Overflow have reported the same problem. Please update the documentation if emulator support has been dropped. Message was edited by: Mark McClelland
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Sujoy@Amazon answered ·
Sorry for the delay. Kindle Emulators are no longer supported. The linked documentation covers setting up an Android app development environment. We currently only distribute only "Kindle Fire Device USB Driver" through our Add-on site. Thanks.
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T. Huss answered ·
As an android development shop we occasionally get bug reports in our apps specific to the Kindle Fire that we can't reproduce on stock android tablets. Sure, we have one older kindle fire in-house but we can't repro all bugs on it so having access to all the emulators is essential. Without an emulator it just means we won't be testing on the Kindle Fire or fixing bugs that our users report on the Fire. Anyhow, I hope Amazon will reconsider this decision in the future.
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