As of my last update in September 2021, Android Emulator skins specifically designed for the M1 Pro (Apple Silicon) are not available by default in Android Studio. The Android Emulator, which is built on the Android Virtual Device (AVD) manager, offers a variety of predefined skins representing popular Android devices, but it does not include any skins specifically tailored for Apple M1 Pro or other Apple Silicon-based Macs.
However, you can still use the Android Emulator on an M1 Pro Mac by selecting a skin that matches the resolution and aspect ratio of the device you are targeting for development.
Here's how you can set up and use the Android Emulator on your M1 Pro Mac:
Install Android Emulator: Make sure you have Android Studio installed on your Mac with the Android Emulator component. You can download Android Studio from the official website (https://developer.android.com/studio).
Create a Virtual Device: Open Android Studio and go to "Tools" > "AVD Manager." Click on "Create Virtual Device" to set up a new virtual device for the Android Emulator.
Select Device Type: In the AVD Manager, choose the device type that matches the screen resolution and aspect ratio you want to emulate. For example, you can choose a Pixel device with a similar resolution to the M1 Pro's display.
Select System Image: Choose a system image based on the Android version you want to test. Make sure to select an ARM-based system image, as the M1 Pro is using an ARM architecture.
Configure Virtual Device: Customize the virtual device configuration as needed (e.g., RAM, storage, etc.). You can also enable or disable certain hardware features.
Start the Emulator: Once the virtual device is created, click on the "Play" button to start the emulator.
Adjust Window Size: The Android Emulator window may not match the M1 Pro's screen size exactly. You can resize the emulator window to match the aspect ratio of the M1 Pro's display or choose a different skin that closely matches the M1 Pro's resolution.
Please note that while the emulator can provide a reasonable approximation for testing your Android apps, it may not perfectly reflect the performance or behavior of running on a physical Android device or an M1 Pro Mac.
As newer versions of Android Studio and the Android Emulator are released, support for M1 Pro and M1 Max Macs may improve, and there may be more tailored emulator skins available in the future. Be sure to keep your development tools and SDKs updated to take advantage of any improvements or new features.