Genymotion is a very fast and free (with limited features) Android emulator.
The program itself is based on VirtualBox and is known for its effectively fast speed and its usefulness for running Android apps on a Windows desktop. Whether or not you are a developer, Genymotion Free allows for running Android under Windows and does it at a respectable speed.
You can use it to run virtually any type of modern Android application whether it be games or other types of applications.
Installing Genymotion is painless and despite being an emulator for ARM-based processors, it runs fine without any issues on x32 or x64-based PCs. Genymotion also includes predefined profiles for many of the most popular handsets by Samsung, Sony and HTC.
The free version is pretty basic and does not include many of the more advanced features for developers. You must also register yourself a free account with the developer in order to run the program. The Android SDK is also a prerequisite.
Overall, Genymotion is a very capable application which has no issue running Android APK apps under Windows.Genymotion Free features and highlights:
Genymotion is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from mobile phone tools without restrictions. Genymotion 2.8.1 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this Android emulator software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Genymobile.
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