Genymotion Desktop 3.3.0 beta 1

New Features

Genymotion now supports Android 11. Only available with a paying license.

Virtual images 3.0.0 are now available, bringing lots of improvements. See release notes.

We uncoupled the Android version from the hardware properties, to allow the deployment of any combination of simulated device with any supported version of Android. Device creation & edition were reworked consequently, with different parameters separated in steps and tabs (depending on context: creation or edition)

  • Experimental support for QEMU hypervisor. Performance should be better than with VirtualBox.
  • New quick boot feature which saves the device state at player exit instead of shutting down. Available with QEMU, only on macOS and Linux for the moment. Only available with a paying license.
  • VM heap size (amount of RAM allocated by the Java Virtual Machine per app ) can now be customized (during device creation or edition).
  • When using Android 9 and later, rounded corners can now be set up at device creation and edition.
  • New “media injection” widget, replacing the old “camera” widget. This enables you to feed images, videos and audio files as well as any detected camera to the virtual device microphone and cameras. Only available with a paying license.
  • New “settings” widget, providing new features and information through several tabs:
    • Some information about the current device and useful links are now available
    • Shortcuts for every player actions are now customizable
    • Information about open-source licenses is now more easily accessible
  • New “android controls” widget, allowing the user to simulate various physical buttons such as directional pad, multimedia buttons, call buttons. Only available with a paying license..
  • Reworked “network” widget, with support for simulating wifi connection, and more detailed mobile data connection settings. Only available with a paying license.


  • gmtool has been fully reworked to implement hardware profiles and OS images. We also took the opportunity to improve the syntax and usage is more consistent with other command-line tools. More help information is now available for each command in nested levels of details.
  • Device rotation has been reworked. Instead of simply choosing between Portrait (0°) and Landscape (270°), the display can now be rotated in any direction (clockwise or counterclockwise) by increments of 90°.
  • Toolbar has been cleaned-up and reworked.
  • Some light touch ups have been made throughout the UI, both in the launchpad and the player.
  • Error messages have been improved, providing clearer information and redirecting to more specific parts of the documentation.
  • The “App Sharing” feature has been removed.
  • Support for Android 4.4 has been dropped.

Known issues

  • Genyshell doesn’t work with QEMU on macOS yet.
  • Audio injection is not yet supported with QEMU on macOS.
  • OpenGAPPS isn’t stable with QEMU on Windows yet.
  • Some shortcut combinations are not possible on macOS for custom shortcuts.
  • Wifi connection sometimes isn’t available when using a device with VirtualBox and Android 11. As a workaround, we recommend using QEMU if this issue appears.
  • QEMU devices cannot be started when TCP port 6379 is in use (default port used by redis-server).