i started learning android a few days ago, on windows 8 with eclipse. i created the hello world project and when i ran it, the emulator appeared, but it just showed what may be the home screen, not what is shown in the graphical layout in activity_main.xml. according to some website, it suppose to show the hello world in white background. when i clicked the emulator's button, nothing happen. but the clock on the emulator worked, i saw the clock increased when i waited long enough (the clock advanced).
i suspect that that is because i did not set up the eclipse or android correctly but do not know what. i first installed jre instead of jdk (is that the problem?) and then eclipse.
any help is appreciated