Genymotion is an alternative to the Android SDK's AVD ( short for Android Virtual Device) manager. We will be using this throughout the course of Android assessment in this book. Genymotion can be downloaded only when you register an account in their cloud by following the instructions found at!/download. There are two types of licenses:

  • Personal use: This version of Genymotion has limited options to run an emulation
  • Commercial use: This version of Genymotion provides extra options, such as network debugging, design simulation, and automation for the developers

Testers or developers would prefer Genymotion as an emulator due to the performance of the emulator, which is faster compared to the Android SDK's ...

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