Greetings, Dear cyber-readers, this time we bring you to Genymotion an excellent program that I have started using to bypassing the technological limitations of Hardware and Software on my Smartphone.
Genymotion: is a specific cross-platform emulator to support Android, which fluently and quickly executes different mobile devices (Phones and Tablets) based on this Operating System. For those in MS Windows they use BlueStacks, Genymotion it is the best choice for emulator Android and run all kinds of applications and games in our multiple Operating Systems (Windows, Mac or GNU / Linux).
Genymotion It is ideal apart from being used to test games and applications, to facilitate Android application development. Above 4.500.000 million registered users, many distributed among more than 10.000 large companies validate its stability and practicality. This emulator makes use of VirtualBox (Virtual Machines) to run the Execution Environments (Virtual Phones and Tablets) that in turn support the different old and current versions, stable or testing, where you can test your future apps for Android and real mobile devices.
Perhaps many are aware of similar projects, but the Team in charge of Genymotion has managed to present a simple interface capable of supporting different Hardware with different versions of Android for any type of user, without forgetting the developers who are its main market objective and therefore business model.
That is, they have achieved in a few easy clicks to allow a user to create For example, a virtual machine that emulates devices based on brands of products from Google, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Sony, among others, and for different Android settings 2.X, 3.X, 4.X, 5.X and 6.X, adding different screen resolutions. And the best of all is that over time the number of devices and versions of android available is increasing as technology advances.
Genymotion Virtual Machines current provide all essential features required in a Mobile device, such as the use of our internet connection, simulation of our location via GPS, camera simulation, battery status, device rotation, and Installation of Google Play Store and almost any official or unofficial Apps of your choice. Since obviously due to licensing problems, Genymotion does not include by default anything from Google, although surely at any time, this can be solved. Although there is no problem, since Genymotion allows you to install any apk o zip dragging the file over the emulator. So we can take a look at the multiple pages available with unofficial Android content and choose an Apps in format apk o zipAs rooztwiki and install any compatible with our emulated device.
The company supports Genymotion they also offer premium accounts including touch remote control from another device, or pixel perfect to achieve the design of some apps as it would be displayed on an X device, or to be able to record a screencast (video) from the interface.
In summary, Genymotion is currently one of the best cross-platform free Android emulators. It is not only flexible, very powerful, easy to use but it is ideal for both Android developers and the ordinary user. It offers us the possibility of emulating an important collection of different Android devices, to which you can add the use of the PC keyboard and mouse, Internet access and many other features more automatically, such as geolocation and increasing / decreasing the size of the window. Out of functionality settings ADB (Android Debug Bridge), an option reserved for advanced users. Any user can use Genymotion no need to configure anything.
Genymotion works like a charm, At the performance level, with 1 GB of RAM and 1 assigned CPU can run a simple device with a version 2.X of Android and with 4 GB and 2 CPUs up to the best of the devices available in the market with the latest available version of Android (6.X ). Almost everything works perfectly and there are very few things like Very complex graphics games which usually cannot be played.
How to install and use Genymotion
Assuming we already have installed VirtualBox in our GNU / Linux Operating System, preferably in its latest version and with its extension pack installed, we proceed to download it from your official website (Genymotion), registering and clicking the button «Choose a Plan», in the next window in the section "Individual" In the area "Basic" click the button «Get Started ».
In the next window called «Download Genymotion» choose the package version for Ubuntu 14.04 / DEBIAN 8 (32 or 64 Bit), O para Ubuntu 15.04. Once downloaded, install Genymotion in the directory you want. Using the command command below, in case you have downloaded the 64 bit version to Ubuntu 14.04 / DEBIAN 8:
It will ask you the following:
Installing for all users.
Installing to folder [/ opt / genymobile / genymotion]. Are you sure [y / n]?
Press affirmatively with the key "and" and then the key "ENTER"
If everything goes well, it will throw the following messages:
- Trying to find VirtualBox toolset …… .. OK (Valid version of VirtualBox found: 5.0.16r105871)
- Extracting files ………………………… .. OK (Extracting into: [/ opt / genymobile / genymotion])
- Installing launcher icon ………………… OK
Installation done successfully.
You can now use these tools from [/ opt / genymobile / genymotion]:
You can now run the Genymotion app from the Applications menu, programming section.
After executing and creating your first MV with the Device and Android selected, I personally recommend you to search and download the following packages to be installed first on your System to start working your Android Emulator effectively:
b) The package corresponding to the Google Play Store or any meta-package of Google applications for the Android Version available. Example: google-play-5-12-9-en-android.apk ó pa_gapps-modular-pico-5.1-20150315-signed.zip
After this you can install everything you want or configure your device as required.
Here are some images to show you the power of Genymotion: