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Genymotion 2.1.0 has been released, the new version bringing some new features as well as support for the latest Android 4.4 KitKat.

For those not familiar with Genymotion, this is a fast, cross-platform Android emulator that comes with pre-configured Android (x86 with OpenGL hardware acceleration) images which support multi-touch gestures, Ethernet, emulation widgets for GPS, battery, camera and more.

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Genymotion is available as free to use but without some features, or with a license (Indie or Business) which enables extra features.

Genymotion 2.1.0 brings new features for both the free and commercial versions:
  • new commercial features:
    • edit Android ID and Device ID (IMEI/MEID number) values from Genymotion;
    • a new "pixel perfect" mode was added - in this mode, each pixel of the device will be displayed using only one pixel of your monitor;
    • factory reset;
    • clone virtual devices;
  • new features for all users:
    • Genymotion now supports copy/paste from the host to the virtual device, or from the virtual device to the host using Android built-in copy/paste feature;
    • virtual device CPU number and memory size can now be modified from the device settings;
  • bug fixes:
    • you can now resume virtual devices download;
    • when downloading a virtual device, Genymotion could crash if a timeout occurred. This issue is now fixed;
    • the window size of the virtual device is now correctly resized to fit the host screen when rotating;
    • when uninstalling Genymotion on Linux, the directory specified on installation was deleted, sometimes deleting non-Genymotion files. Genymotion now uses its own directory to fix the problem.

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Also, all users (both paid and free) can now use the latest Android 4.4 KitKat with the following virtual devices: Galaxy Note 3, Moto X, Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10.

As a reminder, ARM library support and Google Apps were removed from Genymotion due to licensing issues. I have added instructions on adding these back in our initial Genymotion article, which also includes Linux installation instructions.


Download Genymotion


If you're upgrading from Genymotion 2.0.0, you must delete the old virtual devices and create new ones to be able to take advantage of the newly added features and bug fixes. Old virtual devices will continue to work, but without these new features / fixes.

Download Genymotion for Linux, Windows or Mac (you need to sign up for a free account to be able to download it)

For how to install Genymotion in Linux and get Google Apps and ARM library support, see: Genymotion: Fast, Easy To Use Android (x86) Emulator With OpenGL Hardware Acceleration Support.
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