If you are the lucky owner of a new MacBook Pro Retina chances are you are faced with this problem: http://oi49.tinypic.com/2im2wys.jpg (http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=33383)
Now most post related to this problem recommend you install some software so you can use the 1400×900 resolution WITHOUT HiDPI however that also means you lose some of the benefits of the retina display.
So while looking for alternatives I came across Buildroid for VirtualBox: http://www.buildroid.org/blog/?page_id=121.
This solution is awesome, it works super fast, I mean really lightning fast as fast as the actual tablet in my case.
While most is explained rather well on the above page for Buildroid, there are some things specific to do for the Mac version.
For example the blogpost tells us to unlock the screen on the virtual android tablet via the Home key. To do this on a Mac I discovered you can use the ESC key + mouse to unlock and to go back you can just use the ESC key.
Another thing that took me a while was to get the networking part done. In the VirtualBox Preferences set a vboxnet0 up, see image below.
In the settings for the virtual machine under network setup the following:
And this one for the internet connection of the virtual tablet itself:
On the tablet you ‘ll notice an android icon with a cook’s hat click on that to get the ip-address and to set your preferred settings. For me this works best.
Then in the Terminal use “adb connect IP ADDRESS“. (see screenshot above to get the ipaddress)
What’s left is to set up an android remote device at that IPADDRESS in eclipse or motodev, should show up automatically after doing adb connect IP ADDRESS
And you are done.