I'd love to be able to develop mobile websites on my windows 7 pc be able to see them instantly in mobile chrome/opera inside the android emulator.

I own an android phone, but uploading to my site and then browsing to it on my phone is just way too cumbersome.

I've downloaded the android sdk, but I have no idea how to start the emulator. I know nothing about java or android, and I can't make head nor tail of anything. Inside:


there are a bunch of executables that seem to suggest they launch the emulator, but they just launch the command line and nothing happens.

All I want to do is have a little graphic of an android phone floating on my screen, and be able to browse to my local websites inside its browser.

Is this possible?

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From inside the emulator, you can access the localhost of the host machine by using the IP address (source).

For further info about creating an AVD and using the emulator, check out the documentation.

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