Andy Alternatives

    Andy is described as 'breaks down the barrier between desktop and mobile computing, while keeping a user up to date with the latest Android OS feature upgrades' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Andy for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is BlueStacks, which is free. Other great apps like Andy are Android-x86 (Free, Open Source), Nox App Player (Free), Anbox (Free, Open Source) and MEmu (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 13, 2021

    1. 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 Android apps on Windows PCs.

      Bundleware

      The emulator automatically installs sponsored Android apps together with yours

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      BlueStacks vs Andy opinions
      Some users think BlueStacks is a great alternative to Andy, some don't.
      Shojimeguro bluestacks has better compability and performance than andy
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • VirtualBox
      • Self-Hosted
      • VMware Workstation
      • VMware Player
      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 different patches for Android x86 support from open source community.
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      Android-x86 vs Andy opinions
      Some users think Android-x86 is a great alternative to Andy, some don't.
      c0013 Android-x86 is an operating system that is built on x86 arch while the programs compared here are Android emulators present as a desktop service.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      With the use of virtualisation (such as the listed VirtualBox and VMware Player, but also other virtual machine programs) this can theoretically run absolutely any Android app, without letting it know it's being virtualised.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    2. Nox App Player: The best Android emulator leading in technology and performance. A free tool for users to enjoy the numerous Android games and apps from their desktop with ease.

      Bundleware

      The emulator automatically installs sponsored Android apps together with yours

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      Nox App Player vs Andy opinions
      Most users think Nox App Player is a great alternative to Andy.
      Ugotsta As adept as Andy but without the bundleware. Also has an outstanding and configurable UI.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    3. 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 try to keep up with the latest version from the Android Open Source Project.
    4. Comparing to other Android emulators, MEmu provides the highest performance and greatest compatibility. It runs on nearly all Windows devices (PC, notebook, 2-in-1 devices, tablets).

      Warning

      MEmu Installer is being flagged by many antivirus as a malware, risktool, adware...
      See in VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/7118658d9177d2462aaa5aa3b43aa4663629a494a3af50944fa98a321885851c/detection

      Bundleware

      Attempts to install Avast Antivirus, can be declined.

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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android Studio
      • Eclipse
      Genymotion is an Android emulator for building and testing great Android apps. It’s fast, simple and powerful. It offers 20 pre-configured devices and you can create your own custom ones. [Genymotion Personal Edition is available free for personal use only at...
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      Genymotion vs Andy opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      it doesn't allow internet connection for free users
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Maru makes personal computing more context-aware by giving you the best interface for your environment. That means when you're on the go, Maru is your phone; when you're at your desk, Maru is your desktop.
    5. Droid4x is Android simulator, which is good in aspects of performance, user experience, compatibility and gaming controllability. Making millions of mobile games and apps as desktop experience.
    6. Founded in 2011, Silicon Valley-based BlueStacks is the global leader in providing a cross-platform service bridging the gap between mobile devices and PCs for over 300 million gamers worldwide.
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    7. 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 best playing experience for games, with more than one million supported apps.
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