Appium running painfully slow

I’m trying to use Appium with Robot Framework to test android devices in an emulator. For some reason, it’s running horrifically slowly, taking over 5 seconds for a simple Input Text command (it selects the text element, then waits 5 seconds before writing the text). What could possibly be causing this? This is a simple prototype, all I do is set up the Appium requirements and try to sign up for the site.

For reference, I’m using Appium 1.8.2-beta and the current most recent version of RobotFramework and RobotFramework-Appium Library