You can access your host machine with the IP address “
This has been designed in this way by the Android team. So your webserver can perfectly run at localhost and from your Android app you can access it via “
If your emulator must access the internet through a proxy server, you can configure a custom HTTP proxy from the emulator’s Extended controls screen. With the emulator open, click More , and then click Settings and Proxy. From here, you can define your own HTTP proxy settings.