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Genymotion (formerly AndroVM) is an Android x86 virtual machine appliance (via: install in VMware Player/Workstation – YouTube)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/14

Very interesting: Install AndroVM in VMware Player/Workstation – YouTube.

The successor is Genymotion “the faster Android emulator”, and seems to have an easier installation path: Run Android on Your Desktop With Genymotion Android Emulator.

One of the drawbacks of going native: the Delphi for Android compiler currently only generates ARM Android code, otherwise this would be a great way to test your apps.

But it works fine if you use Java, Oxygene for Java or MonoDroid: much faster than the emulator (which you cannot run in a VM at all).

There seems to be a way to install ARM translation, so I need to check that out: android – How to install google play service in the genymotion (ubuntu 13.04) .Currently it doesn’t have drag and drop suport – Stack Overflow.


via: Koushik Dutta – Google+ – Even if Microsoft is considering supporting Android apps on….

4 Responses to “Genymotion (formerly AndroVM) is an Android x86 virtual machine appliance (via: install in VMware Player/Workstation – YouTube)”

  1. how exactly can i get genymotion to work with vmware?

  2. Eduardo said

    there is a library from intel that is called “houdini” that translate the ARM code do x86. For using androvm you need to select the installation pack that comes with houdini packed. That should work for xe5 native code….

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