Support documentation for Android 7.1 (Nougat) & Android 8 (Oreo)

Rainforest's Android 6, 7, & 8 VM emulators are now available for you to test your application. These VMs mirror the screen resolution and OS version of the real devices. The testing interface allows you to directly interact with almost all of the functionality of the a real Android 6, 7, & 8 device.

Common functionality available via the action bar inside the VMs:

List of the common actions from the action bar:

  • Power Button (Ctrl+P)
  • Volume Up (Ctrl+=)
  • Volume Down (Ctrl+-)
  • Rotate Left (Ctrl+Left)
  • Rotate Right (Ctrl+Right)
  • Camera (Ctrl+S)
  • Zoom (Ctrl+Z)
  • Back (Ctrl+Backspace)
  • Home (Ctrl+H)
  • Overview (Ctrl+O)
  • More

Note: if you accidentally minimize or close the action bar you can click on Alt+Tab to bring it back.

To access the full list of commands for the Android VMs please visit:

Setting up GPS Coordinates 

In order to test the GPS functionality on the Android VMs locate the action bar to the next to the emulator. Select the more button (‘…’) the last option on the action bar. Next, select the ‘Location’ tab and then on the right side of the page input the coordinates of your desired location and hit send.

If you would like to enable Android 6, 7, or 8 Virtual Machines or have any questions please contact your CSM or reach out to

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