I need to create a tutorial about using a Samsung S2 / S3 / S4 application.

Is there any simulator that I can run on my computer, so that I can use some screen capture software to create the tutorial ?


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Is a beta android emulator. Has some slowness/crashing but it should work with a bit of work and is currently free. (it does have options to emulate specific phones but I haven't checked their accuracy in comparison to any real phones).


You can use Android-x86 + VirtualBox

  • free and open-source
  • Windows/Mac/Linux

Want to run Android on your PC? The Android-x86 Project has ported Android to the x86 platform from ARM. Android-x86 can be installed on netbooks with supported hardware, but you can also install Android in VirtualBox.

Android can be run as just another virtual machine, like you would run a Windows or Linux virtual machine. This allows you to play with the Android interface and install apps in a full Android environment on your PC.

Before you can get started, you’ll need both VirtualBox and an Android-x86 ISO to install inside VirtualBox.

Install VirtualBox:

  • Download and install VirtualBox if you don’t already have it installed.
  • Download an Android-x86 ISO: You can find the latest Android-x86 ISO files at Google Code. Download the latest one — currently Android 4.2.

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