Here we are, today we’re not talking about coding but some useful general knowledge since I found this awesome software, Genymotion, which does the same thing we expect Virtual Box or Eclypse could do, but in an easier and quicker way, expecially since it let us get all the device images directly from his cloud system.
The tutorial will be focused on windows, since people familiar with linux could easily emulate Android there.
In order to make Genymotion run, we need a bit of time (about 1 hour), some free space (about 1gb) and some patience. The process is easy but time consuming so prepare yourself.
Time-wise download table
- Android SDK for Windows (or mac or linux) – about 440mb
- Genymotion for Windows with Virtual Box [needs registration] (or mac or linux and Virtual Box should be download alone) – about 20mb
- Device Image [inside Genymotion – see later] – about 250mb
If you feel confident start downloading the Android SDK, if you are afraid of what you do follow the tutorial which is going to start… now!