Easily Install Android M Preview on Windows based Computers

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Google has announced the Latest Android M 6.0, but this doesn’t have to mean that it revealed what the final release date is.

I believe that it’s unlikely that the final version of Android M will be available to consumers until November, in the best case, so what can you do until then?

Is waiting patiently an option for you? The Android M development version is available for developers, so why not installing it on your own Windows computer or laptop?

This build that I am talking about offers lots of amazing new upgrades, so don’t miss the chance of enjoying it. I am referring to simplified volume controls, improved battery life, a redefined App Drawer with the possibility to uninstall apps from the Home Screen, to secure your device with a fingerprint option and much, much more waiting to be discovered.

Installing the Android M Preview is relatively simple, so don’t hesitate to continue reading as I’ll outline the process below:

Easily Install Android M Preview on your Windows Computer or Laptop:

As we have discussed to install Android M on PC , you first need to setup Android SDK; if you already have SDK then you can skip the SDK installation part;

Set up SDK for Android M:

  1. Download the Android Studio from here;
  2. Also take JDK 6 or higher version from here;
  3. Now, you must install the JDK first;
  4. Also install the Android Studio;
  5. Run Android Studio after the installation is completed;
  6. In Android Studio, click on SDK Manager option in toolbar;
  7. Now Download the latest Android M 6.0 package containing:
    SDK Platform Android M Preview
    ARM EABI v7a System Image
    Intel x86 Atom_64 System Image
    Intel Atom System Image
  8. You must install these 4 packages;
  9. You have successfully setup Android m SDK on your computer. Now it’s time to start the emulator.

Android M Emulator setup

  1. In Android studio, you have to go to tools> Android> AVD Manager;
  2. It’s time to click on Create;
  3. Configure emulator according to your requirements. To be more precise, you have to complete:
    VM HEAP:
  4. Click on OK;
  5. Then, save the configuration;
  6. From AVD Manager select the Android Virtual Device that you created;
  7. Select Start;
  8. Now it will start you Android M in some time on your Windows computer or laptop. Enjoy it!

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Mike Blass