Genymotion

Genymotion 2.6.0

A quick and powerful Android emulator for Windows

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.

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PROS

  • Very fast
  • Easy to use and configure
  • The emulation works well
  • Advanced debug features

CONS

  • Some stability problems may still occur

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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.

Top Android emulators

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.

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Genymotion 2.6.0

User reviews about Genymotion

  • Ben Pope

    by Ben Pope

    a genymotion review duh!.
    Best part was going to their website. Many laughs. Not compatible with windows xp / vi...   More

  • by Anonymous

    Pros: Fast - Cons: Painful installation, Unreliable.
    Incredibly infuriating to install, and hardly works. Upon s...   More

  • by Anonymous

    google play is necessary.
    google play is unfortunately a duty application today and without it is useless..   More

  • by Anonymous

    google play not working.
    It's ok, but you dont have the google play (the store) too download apps, and on web it...   More