By using the browser I can surf the internet via the emulator so this seems not to be the problem - I am not using an application - I am using the plain android emulator - nothing else?!? No application.
Where can I set the permission.INTERNET for the plain emulator? If I have an app then I have the AdroidManifest.xml but what If I want to run the emulator alone to play with? Even when I start an application where I have set the values in the manifest I can not access the maps (view) by the GUI of the emulator phone?!?