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Android Studio vs Genymotion: What are the differences?
What is Android Studio? Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready.
What is Genymotion? A cross-platform Android emulator. It is a cross-platform Android emulator for developers & QA engineers. Develop & automate your tests to deliver best quality apps. On desktop, AWS, GCP & SaaS.
Android Studio can be classified as a tool in the "Integrated Development Environment" category, while Genymotion is grouped under "Desktop Browser Mobile App Emulators".
According to the StackShare community, Android Studio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1265 company stacks & 4055 developers stacks; compared to Genymotion, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.
The problem I have is whether to choose Android Studio or Visual Studio? I have to develop a simple app for a school project that can work on both iPhone and Android.
The most important factors for me are Android and iOS compatibility. Although note that i would like to become a Software Engineer when i finish my course. (I'd like to work for Apple, just saying!)
After that id like easy integration for Google Ads and such if i do develop another app that people actually use to support development. (I'd also like to stick with one easy programming language that's compatible with a wide variety of platforms since i'm a beginner and have only ever used Pascal)
First of all - Android Studio and Visual Studio are IDE's. Tools to create code. What you are asking is programming framework. I assume that when you are talking about Android Studio you mean Native Android Development and by Visual Studio you mean Xamarin.
If you want to create crossplatform app then Native Android Development is NOT a way to go. Xamarin might work for you, BUT - you'd rather recommend you to go with Flutter. It's much more performant than Xamarin, programming model is friendlier for developer and technology seems just more refined. It's also officially supported by google, so no worries about support.
Pros of Android Studio
- Android studio is a great tool, getting better and bet176
- Google's official android ide103
- Intelligent code editor with lots of auto-completion37
- Its powerful and robust25
- Easy creating android app5
- Amazing Layout Designer3
- Great Code Tips3
- Great tool & very helpful3
- Easy to use2
- Built in Emulator2
- Keyboard Shortcuts are Amazing Out of the box2
Pros of Genymotion
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Cons of Android Studio
- Huge memory usage4
- Slow emulator4
- Complex for begginers2
- No checking incompatibilities2
- Lags behind IntelliJ IDEA1
- Using Intellij IDEA, while Intellij IDEA have too1
- Slow release process1