how to run an app on the sdk

Hi. I installed the Android Virtual Device Manager. I am completely new to Android (and Iphone). Can anyone say how I could try some of the free Android apps on this emulator?
I don't know where to go, what to download, and how to run it.
Thanks.
P.S. I installed according to someone's instructions here:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/21831/how-to-test-drive-google-android-on-your-pc-without-buying-a-phone/
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Dejan PažinHead of SW DevelopmentCommented:

The instructions you followed are very detailed. What step is stopping you to run the emulator?

Its very simple:

You have to download and install Java (if you dont have it already) and the SDK manager.

Java: http://java.com/en/

SDK manager: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

First you run the SDK manager.
Then you create one instance of emulator from the SDK manager (as described in the tutorial).
You select this instance and run it.

Thats it.
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onyourmarkAuthor Commented:
Hi. Thanks. Actually I did that part already. Sorry if my question is not clear. I meant from now, is it possible to try some apps from the Android marketplace and if so how?
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Dejan PažinHead of SW DevelopmentCommented:

For that, you just follow this tutorial on the same site as the first one:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/21862/how-to-enable-the-android-market-in-the-google-android-emulator/
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onyourmarkAuthor Commented:
Thanks. I had so much trouble getting the emulator working I did  not see that.
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