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Android Studio Cookbook by Mike van Drongelen

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Testing your app with an emulator called Genymotion

The best way to test your app is by using a real device. The Android emulator is pretty slow and does not provide you with all the features that come with a real device, such as a camera and all kinds of sensors.

I can image that you do have just one or perhaps a few devices. With thousands of Android devices being available and many brands and models that run on a customized (for example, the Samsung devices) or a plain (like the Nexus devices) flavor of the Android OS and on any Android version that you can think of, testing on real devices only would become pretty expensive.

If, for example, you are creating an app that should run well on Android 2.3, Android 4.x, and Android 5.x, using emulated ...

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