Do you get any messages logged to the device console (adb logcat)?
I haven't tried looking at the device console. How would I read the device console of a physical device? Or do I need to use an emulator?
See Android Debug Bridge | Android Developers. Once you have the Android developer tools installed, you can use "adb logcat" to display the console of a (properly configured) USB-attached Android device. It spews a lot of information, but look for output around the time of your app crash.
There are also apps on the Google Play store that claim to let you view the logs -- but I have not tried these, so I can't say if they would help or not.