Hey emulators,I Am back after a few busy days as I had may exams. So in this guide I will show you the best android emulator for ubuntu and how to install them on your Ubuntu OS.
Ubuntu is one of the best linux OS and is very much secure than windows OS.But for windows OS there are many emulators available like Pokemon(from VBA emulator),Asphalt 8(Bluestacks,Andy) and the list goes on.
Bluestacks is a very popular android emulator for windows and is currently at 108 million downloads all over the globe.
The question you must be asking is, so what about Ubuntu? the answer to the question is Yes,there are a few android emulators for ubuntu that will allow you to enjoy android experience on your ubuntu OS.
The steps of installing android emulator on ubuntu is quiet complicated but I Am providing you easy installation guide.
Table of Contents
- 1 Best Android Emulator for Ubuntu 2016
- 1.1 1.Genymotion
- 1.2 2.Android SDK
- 1.3 3.Andy android emulator
- 1.4 4.Bluestacks for ubuntu
- 1.5 5.Android VM
- 1.6 6.Jar of beans
- 1.7 7.ARChon Android emulator
- 1.8 How to Install Genymotion on ubuntu
Best Android Emulator for Ubuntu 2016
The no.1 emulator for ubuntu is genymotion due to its simple GUI like bluestacks and ease of use. Genymotion emulator has more than 3000 android configuration from which you can choose from.
It is one of the best emulator for developers. They can test their apps for bugs and how it will perform in the real world market.
Genymotion has also stored many things for gamers.You can play games like Angry Birds,Temple run and much more.So by genymotion you can run android various apps on ubuntu without any errors.Some of the best feature of this android emulator for ubuntu is:-
- It will take over your laptop camera for video capturing when you will click on camera app on your genymotion emulator.
- Compatible with android studio,SDK and eclipse.
- Can also run in Max OS X and Windows.
It supports all the sensors and you can modify RAM,SD Card for emulator.
Overall this is a very good emulator for your ubuntu and you can run various apps of android on ubuntu.
It is an android emulator for ubuntu developed by google. It is mostly used by developers and game testers. If you are installing this emulator for playing game than this is not for you,but if you want to develope apps and test them then this can fulfill your demand.
It also has great support and community built over as it is developed by Google.Though it has a very complicated process for installation I recommend it for developers and android programmers.
3.Andy android emulator
If you are into gaming then I will surely recommend Andy android emulator. It is one of the best android emulator I have seen. It comes with inbuilt playstore installed.
It supports all features like camera,GPS,sensors etc. You can run apps like Candy crush,Instagram,Whatsapp,Asphalt on ubuntu.On windows this emulator is better than bluestacks as it can play Minecraft story mode,Exiles,Real racing,NFS No Limit. So, it is better than bluestacks on PC.
On ubuntu it is better than every other emulator for gaming.
4.Bluestacks for ubuntu
If you are into emulators than you must be familiar with bluestacks.With Over 108 million downloads it is the most popular android emulator currently on the internet fro windows.
Now you must be wondering why is he telling me about Bluestacks even though it is for windows only. There is one way to install Bluestacks to your ubuntu OS is through by wine.
Wine is a windows emulator, so basically you have to use a windows emulator to run android emulator on ubuntu OS[LOL].
Android VM is among the android emulator for ubuntu available on the internet which is also developed by Genymotion.
One of the best the feature of Android VM is that it can be installed offline on your PC. It supports several feature like camera,app development,gaming etc. Virtual Box os needed for installation of Android VM.
It requires the least amount of RAM(512mb) so if you are low on specification this emulator is for you. It is recommended for developers.
6.Jar of beans
Jar of beans android emulator can run on ubuntu through wine and has basic features for developing apps.
Can run through wine so install wine and run jar of beans through it.
7.ARChon Android emulator
It is an android emulator which can run through your chrome browser so,it is the most simple to install on Ubuntu.
But it cant play Whatsapp so if you are installing ti foe whatsapp then don’t.
Clash of clan also cant run through this so I recommend you to avoid this unless you are using apps like FB and Twitter.
Install ARChon Emulator
How to Install Genymotion on ubuntu
First of all Oracle virtual box must be installed on your system.
To install Oracle virtual box on ubuntu go to https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
Click on VirtualBox for Linux then choose your OS version and processor(intel or amd).
This will start downloading the virtual box for ubuntu.Now after the downloading is completed go to the download directory and right click on package and click on install with Ubuntu software center.
Install the software.
Now go to Genymotion site register and download 32 or 64 bit depending upon your system.
After downloading the Genymotion open the terminal and put this command
cd Downloads/ press enter
then press enter and then type ls press enter
after that you will be able to see the genymotion text on your command terminal.
Then write chmod +x genymotion-2.4.0_x64.bin(copy this file name from the abobe command which is displaying the name and version of genymotion) then press enter
Now to execute the genymotion file write ./genymotion-2.4.0_x64.bin press enter.
Then it will show the option y/n press y
It will start installing Genymotion.
Now go to download folder there you will see a new folder genymotion.Click on that folder and then click on gemymotion.exe
Now it is going to ask you have no virtual device.Do you want to add one now?
Then you will need to login to install device.
Select the device you want to install and click next.
Set a name for your device and cloc next.
Now your virtual device will start downloading.When it is done click n Finish.
Now click on play button to start the emulator.
If you want to configure Genymotion for Android studio then go to https://www.learn2crack.com/2013/07/learn-to-setup-fastest-genymotion.html
Possible Problems and errors
1.The command to install genymotion is not working.
Sol-Copy the setup file from other partition to home folder.
This was the tutorial of the best android emulator for ubuntu and how to install them.I was not able to include whole installation procedure of all softwares due to page size so you can click on the link I have provided you.If you have any problem comment!