Being an Android developer, I have always realized that, testing in android simulator sucks. It is very much sluggish and even with an high configuration system it doesn’t work flawlessly.
Yet another point, today if we have to give a presentation of application with person remotely located there is no way I can make it without an emulator. On my hunt for an alternative options for android simulator, I have encountered Genymotion.
- Genymotion is considered to be an fastest Android emulator option for application testing and presentation.
- It is an Virtual device integrated with more then 10 virtual devices. This way you can cover your testing in most used devices that are available in market.
- Supports to customize your virtual device configuration setup. With this feature we can have a big display for presentations.
- You can integrate Genymotion with IDE’s like Eclipse or Android studio. This makes way easier to install applications into Virtual devices. You can also install or run other ADB commands like the way we do for simulators or devices.
Of course it is not as fast as the XCode iPhone simulator but quite faster then simulator comes with android SDK.