I decided to try Android Studio 2.0 having used Eclipse in the past but I'm having considerable difficulty getting the AVD to load correctly. I've done quite a bit of googling and research into the problem, both here on SO and Google.So far nothing has worked. The emulator simply hangs on the android load-up screen ever time I try to run it.
Mobile devices are small computers, and like a computer, if the device is left on for extended periods, it can eventually freeze or stop responding correctly. Even though this may seem really basic, you'd be surprised how often this simple step will fix many of your phone issues.