We are pleased to announce the release of Genymotion Desktop 3.2.0, our Android emulator for Windows, macOS and Linux. This article presents the most notable changes for this release.
Genymotion Desktop has been able to simulate GPS coordinates for a long time, but manually moving your virtual device around the world gets tedious really fast, and usually does not result in realistic movements.
With Genymotion Desktop 3.2.0 you can now replay real-life movements recorded in GPX files. This new feature makes it easier for you to debug your GPS-enabled application, or whatever idea you come up with which requires simulating the realistic movement of an Android device (we’d love to hear what you are using this feature for, by the way!)
Recorded GPX traces can be long to replay, but Genymotion Desktop GPS widget comes with two handy features to go right to the interesting parts of a trace: First you have adjustable replay speed, from 1x to 5x. Second, a slider lets you fast-forward or rewind back to the portion of the trace you care about.
OpenGL ES 3.0
We now support OpenGL ES 3.0, so you can run more games or GPU-intensive applications!
Real multitouch support
If you have a touch screen, you can now send proper multitouch events, including gestures like pinch to zoom. You can now get creative with drawing apps:
The Player user interface has received a Material facelift, giving it a more modern appearance. We hope you like it!
OpenGL accelerated GPS map widget
The GPS widget map now uses OpenGL for rendering: maps are now crisper, zoom is smoother, and texts are always correctly oriented.
Simplified tool integrations
Genymotion Desktop comes with gmtool, a powerful device management command-line tool, but until now all its command required a license to use it, making it a no-go for tool integrations. This means that to integrate Genymotion Desktop into your tool, you had to parse VirtualBox command-line tool output, filter out non-Genymotion virtual machines, and use internal commands to start a device. That is tedious and could prove unreliable.
With Desktop 3.2.0, we lifted some of the restrictions on gmtool, making it possible to use it to list, start and stop virtual devices, even for users without a license. This should make it simpler for everyone to integrate Genymotion Desktop in your favorite tool.
There is more
You can find all those changes and a few others in Genymotion Desktop 3.2.0 release notes.
Download Genymotion Desktop 3.2.0 now!