Android Virtual Device armeabi-v7a but nothing for arm7?


Hi, all:

A naive question.

HP Touchpad comes with a QUALCOMM Snapdragon APQ8060 processor, which is of ARMv7 CPU instruction set.

Current Android Virtual Device Manager comes with only 3 sets of CPU/ABI,
  1. ARM(armeabi-v7a)
  2. MIPS(mips)
  3. Intel Atom(x86)

My questions are:
  • Does armeabi-v7a covers armv7? Or, are both compatible?
  • Can I just select armeabi-v7a for HP touchpad (armv7) emulation?
  • Is there a way to add my user-specified CPU/ABI?

Thank you...

Best Regards


Extreme Android User
Hi Pei,

You'd be better off asking that at Rootzwiki or XDA where more developers hang out or more likely, the Google Group for the emulator.

I would think ARM = ARM, b/c it certainly isn't mips or x86.


Android Enthusiast
Yes they are the same thing. armeabi-7a = ARMv7. I am not a programmer but I believe the 7a distinction is newer processor codes.