Genymotion is one of the best free Android emulators on the market. The software, which is both powerful and easy to use, will be of interest to the naturally curious, as well as for Android developers.
A program rich with options
Genymotion is easy to use and can emulate dozens of Android phones (including popular models such as the Google Nexus and Samsung Galaxy family of products). Your computer's keyboard and mouse are automatically detected, and internet access is supported with no problem. You can enable the geolocation options and even increase or decrease the size of the emulator window when Android applications are launched.
Easy to use with limited launch options
The Genymotion emulator is free of unnecessary options at launch, but the main menu lets you set up the ADB (Android Debug Bridge), an option useful only to the most advanced users. The Android emulator launches in record time without having to spend ages configuring the software.
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Genymotion is a powerful software and the quality is surprisingly good considering it's free, but the program isn't yet final so it's still a bit buggy. The rotation of the screen can cause problems on some of the emulated phones, and selecting the Android drop down menu sometimes caused the emulator to crash. Apart from these few shortcomings, Genymotion approaches perfection as far as Android emulators go.
One of the best Android emulators on the market
Genymotion is suitable for all users: it's easy to use but has enough advanced features to satisfy Android developers and experts. This newcomer to the emulator market will have no difficulty in establishing itself as a reference product in this market.
How to install and use Genymotion
Once downloaded, you can install Genymotion in the folder of your choice. Make sure you install the Oracle VirtualBox software (included with the Genymotion installer) and have a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.0 (with up-to-date video drivers). You can run the software and create a Genymotion account, which lets you download profiles of phones to emulate.