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Genymotion review

Genymotion is an Android tablet and phone emulator from the company Genymobile. It is available for Mac OS, Windows (x64/x86) and Linux platforms.

The description on the product page describing it as “Fast, simple and powerful” certainly fits it well. It boasts considerable speed, leaving its competitors in the dust. It boasts quite a number of pre-configured devices including Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, and Sony Xperia series of phones. You can also make a custom phone or tablet to suit your needs. The paid version offers additional powerful functions.

Android/iPhone application testing – simulator/emulator

Testing the application made for Android/iPhone can be a real nightmare for developers. There are many models and types of Android/iPhone smart devices and it is very hard to ensure that the application will run without having problems on various hardware, various screen sizes and various OS version.

To ensure that application will work correctly, the developers/testers has few options:

  • Buy many smart devices and test the application on real them – this is a very expensive way
  • Use a simulator or emulator
  • Use an online service for testing