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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. It also provides users with unlimited storage capacity, PC and Mac compatibility, and the freedom to play the most popular mobile' and is a android emulator 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, Anbox, Nox App Player and MEmu.

Andy alternatives are mainly Android Emulators but may also be Operating Systems or Android ROMs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Andy.
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  1. BlueStacks icon

    BlueStacks

    • Mac
    • Windows
    26 alternatives to 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 Android apps on Windows PCs. Android apps can appear either as icons on the Windows desktop, or within a...

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    1.  Hardware AcceleratedBlueStacks can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
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    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

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    Android-x86

    • Linux
    • VirtualBox
    • Self-Hosted
    • VMware Workstation
    • VMware Player
    37 alternatives to 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 different patches for Android x86 support from open source community.

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    1.  LightweightAndroid-x86 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    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.

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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.

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    Anbox

    • Linux
    37 alternatives to 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 try to keep up with the latest version from the Android Open Source Project.

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    1.  LightweightAnbox consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Container VirtualizationAnbox can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
    3.  Unified inboxView e-mails (or similar) from all accounts in one unified view with Anbox.
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      Nox App Player

      • Mac
      • Windows
      26 alternatives to Nox App Player 

      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.

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      1.  LightweightNox App Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
      2.  Controller SupportNox App Player supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
      3.  Ad-freeNox App Player doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
      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.

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      MEmu

      • Windows
      27 alternatives to MEmu 

      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).

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      1.  LightweightMEmu consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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        MEmu Installer is being flagged by many antivirus as a malware, risktool, adware...See in VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/7118658d9177d2462aaa5aa3b43aa4663629a494a3af50944fa98a321885851c/detection

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        Attempts to install Avast Antivirus, can be declined.

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        WayDroid

        • Linux
        • Linux Mobile
        27 alternatives to WayDroid 

        Waydroid uses Linux namespaces (user, pid, uts, net, mount, ipc) to run a full Android system in a container and provide Android applications on any GNU/Linux-based platform.

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        1.  Container VirtualizationWayDroid can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
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        Genymotion

        • Mac
        • Windows
        • Linux
        • Android Studio
        • Eclipse
        30 alternatives to Genymotion 

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

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        it doesn't allow internet connection for free users

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        LDPlayer

        • Windows
        19 alternatives to LDPlayer 

        LDPlayer,The best android emulator for windows. Free download it to play android games & android apps on PC. Be stabilization, fluent, perfect compatibility. LDPlayer is a free Android emulator for PC users playing Android games easily on Windows. Based on Android 5.1.

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        1.  LightweightLDPlayer consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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          Windows Subsystem for Android

          33 alternatives to Windows Subsystem for Android 

          Windows Subsystem for Android or WSA is a virtual machine powered by Hyper-V to run Android apps on Windows 11 OS. Although it requires Amazon Appstore to install Android apps on your computer, WSA is the required component you must have on your PC.

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          MSI App Player

          28 alternatives to MSI App Player 

          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. Developed under an exclusive partnership with BlueStacks, the MSI App Player, brings...

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