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    BlueStacks

    BlueStacks runs Android OS and apps on Windows PCs with instant switch between Android and Windows - no reboot is required. End consumers can now enjoy their favorite...

    Freemium Mac Windows

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    Android-x86

    This is a project to port Android open source project to x86 platform, formerly known as "patch hosting for Android x86 support". The original plan is to host...

    Open Source Windows Linux VirtualBox VMware Player

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    Remix OS

    Remix OS is an innovative Android-based operating system engineered to be equally adept on mobile and desktop devices. Given its lightweight size and system...

    Free Linux Android Android Tablet

    • Discontinued The company Jide decided to discontinue the Remix OS project and to focus efforts on the enterprise space: http://www.jide.com/ At the moment, last version, 3.0.207, released in November 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    MEmu

    MEmu is a brand new Android emulator that brings fun of the Android experience to all Microsoft Windows devices.

    Free Windows

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    Genymotion

    A faster Android emulator Genymotion is an Android emulator for building and testing great Android apps. It’s fast, simple and powerful. It offers 20...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android Studio Eclipse

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    Andy

    Andy breaks down the barrier between desktop and mobile computing, while keeping a user up to date with the latest Android OS feature upgrades. It also provides users...

    Free Mac Windows

    • Bundleware The installer may contain adwares. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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    AMIDuOS

    AMIDuOS™(DuOS®) is a software developed by American Megatrends for x86-based computers using the Microsoft Windows operating system to provide a "dual...

    Commercial Windows

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    Remix OS Player

    Remix OS Player is the most up-to-date emulator on the market. Enjoy the latest games and apps that Android has to offer.

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The company Jide decided to discontinue the Remix OS project and to focus efforts on the enterprise space: http://www.jide.com/ At the moment, last version, 1.0.110, released in November 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    KOPLAYER

    KOPLAYER is a free android emulator for Windows and Mac which can help you run Android games & apps on your Windows PC. KOPLAYER commits itself to bringing you the...

    Free Personal Mac Windows

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    Anbox

    Anbox puts Android into a container and every Android application will be integrated with your operating system. Any Android version is suitable for this approach and...

    Open Source Linux

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    YouWave

    Runs Android apps and app stores on your PC, no phone required Download thousands of apps online via app stores within youwave High performance - The fastest way...

    Freemium Windows

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    Shashlik

    The goal of Shashlik is to provide a way to run Android applications on a standard Linux desktop as easily and simply as possible. Under the hood The easiest way to...

    Open Source Linux

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    Appetize.io

    Stream iOS & Android Simulators in the Browser For embedding apps in websites, development, collaboration, testing and more

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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Nox App Player Comments

I used to rely on BlueStacks

about Nox App Player and BlueStacks · ·

But this is so much better than BlueStacks. It's faster, doesn't crash as often and, what I really like about it, it doesn't install tons of dubious, spammy or malware apps without your consent. A definite recommendation for those who want to emulate Android apps.

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Based on Android 4.4.x

Comment by norz
about Nox App Player and MEmu · Mar 2017 ·

Seems good, but as it is based on Android 4.4.2, it cannot run apps requiring a newer version of Android.

NB: Android 4.4, code name "KitKat" has been releasedin 2013, it is now three years old.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_version_history

[Edited by norz, March 28]

MEmu can now run Android 5.1, and it doesn't have these annoyances:
- bugs: can't search in some apps, even with soft keyboard enabled.
- ads: play store balloon hanging from top of screen

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Nox is best

about Nox App Player · ·

Worked absolutely perfectly out of the box. No complaints what so ever. Highly recommend.

[Edited by ichimitch, March 18]

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The best, Littlerly!

about Nox App Player · ·

This is the best android emulator app for sure.

Why?


1- Super fast. (you'll feel like you're using a normal android phone, or even better!)
2- Easy to move files from/to windows.
3- You can get root access within it's settings.
4- Screen capture + Video recorder + Macro recorder.
5- The ability to play games using keyboard. (adjusting keyboard shortcuts for touches, swipes, tilts)


and for many more reasons!

[Edited by omarjokr, June 14]

Totally agree. It took me a while to get around to testing this one but I'm amazed that it's not mentioned more as it's just so good all around. I likewise see this as the best emulation experience so far.

Some emulators don't adjust well for fullscreen use, some don't even support it. This one does it right and instantly switches between windowed and fullscreen.

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