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Xamarin Android Player
Release Notes

Please note that the Xamarin Android Player is now discontinued. See our blog post and our documentation page for more information.

0.6.5

Released: November 4th, 2015

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New Features

  • VirtualBox updated to 5.0.4.
  • Android M preview images.

Fixed

  • Fixes related to adb shell escaping changes that prevented devices from launching in XS/VS correctly.
  • Setting longitude and bearing now works as expected (0.5.5 regression).
  • [Mac] UI fixes in preparation of El Capitan.
  • [Win] Catch exception when failing to find suitable adb binary.
  • [Mac] XAP no longer downloads 101% of updates.
  • [Win] If an instance of adb is already running, use that.
  • Prevent device deletion resulting in inaccessible VMs.
  • VMs being inaccessible could crash the device manager.
  • Battery having a fixed value of 0 on some machines.

v0.6.1

Released: September 22nd, 2015

New Features

  • VirtualBox updated to 5.0.4.

Fixed

  • Fixes related to adb shell escaping changes that prevented devices from launching in XS/VS correctly.
  • Changing longitude no longer changes latitude instead (0.5.5 regression).
  • [Mac] UI fixes in preparation of El Capitan.
  • [Win] Catch exception when failing to find suitable adb binary.
  • [Mac] XAP no longer downloads 101% of updates.
  • [Win] If an instance of adb is already running, use that.

v0.5.6

Fixed:

  • [Win] Add full path to powershell.exe for systems that don't have it on PATH.
  • [Win] Windows 10 host-only network creation.
  • UTC and TimeZone will now mirror the host on boot.
  • Calls to VBoxManage now make use of device UUIDs instead of names.
  • [Mac] Reduce delay of IPC between the device manager and player instances.
  • [Win] Fix InvalidOperationException when resizing before OpenGL has been initialized.
  • Starting and stopping of devices is a lot less error prone.
  • Failure to get/set/clear device IP no longer throws an exception.
  • [Win] Pop up message when a player instance is already running.
  • Devices are now created with the number of cores
  • [Win] Logs moved to AppData.
  • [Mac] Hide Clear button when textbox is empty.
  • [Mac] Add count to device list headers.
  • GPS values now persist on device power off.
  • [Mac] Hide Installed Devices header when section empty.
  • [Win] Check vboxdrv state at startup.
  • [Mac] Repeated firewall acceptance request during player launch.
  • [Mac] Enable cancel button in device creation dialog.
  • [Win] Fix bug where no GL was displayed after restoring from minimized.

v0.4.4

New Features

  • Only requires downloading each API level once to install different devices
  • Multiple new device form factors supported
  • Log gathering tool for bug reporting
  • VirtualBox updated to 4.3.28

Fixed

  • XAP is now compatible with installed versions of VirtualBox 5.0
  • Prevent invalid device names
  • No alert when device name is duplicated
  • Certain non-US keyboard characters were unsupported
  • Support character input using Alt key
  • Visual issues on rotation when maximized
  • Inverted touch input when rotated anti-clockwise on OS X
  • Inverted touch input when closed and relaunched in landscape mode
  • Prevent rotation before device is ready
  • Ensure orientation is correct on startup
  • Support for UNC paths
  • No devices shown when disk space is low
  • Fall to GetDiskFreeSpaceEx if DriveInfo fails
  • Screenshots saved to incorrect location on localised versions of Windows
  • "Do not display" option for Hyper-V warning
  • Unsupported CodePage error on zip extraction
  • Support touch scrolling in the device manager on touchscreen devices
  • Screenshot typo
  • Windows graphical improvements
  • Prevent failed single instance loading of device manager
  • Lollipop devices fail to load if Hyper-V is enabled
  • Updated launcher in Lollipop devices
  • Display on screen keyboard in Lollipop devices by default
  • Prevent repeated "Optimizing applications" process in Lollipop devices
  • Use snapshots for factory reset on OSX
  • DPI values were incorrect for some devices
  • Improvements to host-only network setup
  • Prevent crash and alert user if VirtualBox is not installed or inaccessible
  • Cleanup and refactoring
  • Threads without IsBackground set to true preventing application exit
  • Installing multiple devices simultaneously could result in only one being added to installeddevices.json
  • Adapter mask explicitly set to 255.255.255.0

v0.4.3

Features

  • VT-x & AMD-V hardware accelerated virtualization
  • OpenGL ES 2.0
  • Android Lollipop 5.1.0 (API 22)
  • Android KitKat 4.4.2 (API 19)
  • Android Jellybean 4.4.1 (API 16)
  • Battery & GPS settings simulation
  • Screenshot function
  • Drag & drop apk installation
  • Device auto-connects with adb
  • Native user interface on both Windows and Mac
  • Error diagnostic tool

Known Issues

Windows:

  • Cannot be run inside most Virtual Machines, or over RDP
  • Camera not supported
  • With certain video cards, suspending and resuming PC or changing monitor configuration may crash the Player

Mac:

  • Cannot be run inside most Virtual Machines, or over RDP
  • Camera not supported

v0.2.5

Features

  • VT-x & AMD-V hardware accelerated virtualization
  • OpenGL ES 2.0
  • Android Lollipop 5.1.0 (API 21)
  • Android KitKat 4.4.2 (API 19)
  • Android Jellybean 4.4.1 (API 16)
  • Battery & GPS settings simulation
  • Screenshot function
  • Drag & drop apk installation
  • Device auto-connects with adb
  • Native user interface on both Windows and Mac

Known Issues

Windows

  • Cannot be run inside most Virtual Machines, or over RDP
  • Camera not supported
  • Landscape screenshots are saved in portrait
  • With certain video cards, suspending and resuming PC or changing monitor configuration may crash the Player
  • Can currently only be run by the user who installed it

Mac

  • Cannot be run inside most Virtual Machines, or over RDP
  • Camera not supported
  • Landscape screenshots are saved in portrait
  • Can only be run by the user who installed it
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