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Genymotion 2.5.3

Test-drive a fully functional Android tablet or phone from your desktop

by Nick Peers

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Android, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:

Windows XP SP3 or later, Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later, Linux Ubuntu 12.04/12.10/Debian Wheezy

2GB RAM, OpenGL 2.0 graphics card, VT-x or AMD-V capable CPU enabled in BIOS

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 31 July 2015
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Downloads To Date: 42467
Developer: Genymobile
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Genymotion
Get a fully functional Android virtual machine on your Mac or PC desktop.

When it comes to emulating Android on your desktop computer, Genymotion is hard to beat. It’s the next generation of the AndroVM open-source project, and simply makes it easy for both end users and developers to emulate various Android 4.x tablets and phones with ease.

You’ll need VirtualBox installed before you can use Genymotion, although there is a separate Windows build available that comes with it included.

Once installed, you’ll be prompted to sign up for a free account with Genymotion, which is mandatory before you can use the emulator. In time there will be a premium version of the software for advanced users, but the current feature set will always remain free to all.

After signing in, you’ll be presented with the launch screen – click Add to select (and download) an Android machine to emulate, with a wide range of generic and Nexus tablets and phones, covering various builds of Android Jellybean, to choose from. Downloads are typically a few hundred megabytes, but once done you’re ready to go.

Fire up your VM and you’re presented with a fully functional Android device running in a virtual window. Pick a model with the Google Play Store installed and you can happily test drive Android without having to pay a penny.

Genymotion includes some useful extra tools to help you navigate – all accessible down the right hand side of the screen. You can experiment with battery levels, switch on GPS and even link your webcam to the Android device. Tap and hold the power button in the bottom right-hand corner to access power options.

Everything works pretty much as you expect it to, and if you’re running a powerful PC or Mac that raw performance is translated into a zippy experience with your Android VM too. That makes it great for gaming and testing, but developers will appreciate its support for the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) too along with Eclipse and IntelliJ plug-ins.

Version 2.5.3 brings, Windows only (Release Notes):
    - Some workarounds have been implemented in VirtualBox behavior with Windows 10, to make sure Genymotion runs properly.

Verdict:

Simple to install and use, beautifully presented and offering decent array of Jellybean phones and tablets to test, what’s not to like?

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