Virtual android device using hyper-v

#1

Hello,

I am developing a reactive native app that requires a Docker backend on Win 10. My big issue is docker for windows requires hyper-v for the virtualisation and thats incompatible with VirtualBox… meaning there is no way to use Genymotion.

Switching to Docker Toolbox / disabling hyper-v is not an option as it is a legacy solution now and for me doesnt work well on win10.

Are there any hyper-v android emulators I can use with expo? I’m currently playing with the standalone Visual Studio emulator but not too sure its possible to hook it up.

Thanks.

#2

@mmmguitar I’m not too familiar with hyper-v, but afaik, the recommended emulators in order of preference are Genymotion and Android Studio emulator.

#3

You could try to use the “Visual Studio Emulator for Android” packaged with Visual Studio 2017. Unfortuately I am not able to get the Expo client started on such a virtual device. Deployment of Expo via the Expo XDE works though…
Going without Hyper-V is no option for me either as I need docker too…