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Open Source BlueStacks Alternatives

The best open source alternative to BlueStacks is Android-x86. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to BlueStacks and three of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to BlueStacks are Anbox and WayDroid.

BlueStacks alternatives are mainly Android Emulators but may also be Virtualization Tools or Operating Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of BlueStacks.
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  1. Android-x86 icon

    Android-x86

    • 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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    Some users think Android-x86 is a great alternative to BlueStacks, some don't.
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    instal bluestacks for linux

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    Android-x86 isn't an Android emulator. It is an port of Android for x86 unlike BlueStacks.

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    It's a standalone operating system, not an emulator

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    It works in a virtual machine, but its very slow because its not hardware accelerated.

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    Not an Android emulator, but a port of Android for x86 or x86_64 systems as an OS.

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    It is not an android emulator.

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    Android X86 isnt an emulator, its an operating system.

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  2. 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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    Most users think Anbox is a great alternative to BlueStacks.

    only one thet is an actuall free emulator (android-x86 isnt even an emulator).

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    crashes immidietely in moksha linux

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    Only available using Snap

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    WayDroid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Linux Mobile

    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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