Sunday, November 29, 2015

Android emulator Genymotion for Ubuntu

Genymotion is a fast third-party emulator that can be used instead of the default Android emulator.
It runs as a virtual machine on your computer, so you get much better
performance, and it's much more like using
a real device instead of the Android Emulator.
First  Virtualbox needs to be installed . Registration is also required in order to download and install Genymotion :


Once the download is complete change the directory to where the bin file is located and run the following commands (in this case Downloads folder) :
cd Downloads
chmod +x genymotion-2.5.2_x64.bin
./genymotion-2.5.2_x64.bin



Change directory to where Genymotion was installed. 

cd genymotion
./genymotion

Once Genymotion starts we can click Add and select Yes to add a virtual device:


Select desired device and click Next


Enter a name for your device and click Next


Wait until your virtual device is downloaded and deployed


Click Finish and Play to start the emulator