Open Source BlueStacks Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to BlueStacks is Android-x86, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't work for you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to BlueStacks, but unfortunately only two of them is open source.

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 11, 2021


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    • This is a project to port Android open source project to x86 platform, formerly known as "patch hosting for Android x86 support". View 31 alternatives to Android-x86
      Some users think Android-x86 is a great alternative to BlueStacks, some don't.
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      Android-x86 vs BlueStacks
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      Excellent: it's much faster than Bluestacks but it hasn't as much compatibility
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

      moji You can have newer version of android but with less built-in capabilities to communicate with windows along side in comparison to bluestack.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      Android-x86 isn't an Android emulator. It is an port of Android for x86 unlike BlueStacks.
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

      It's a standalone operating system, not an emulator
      Negative comment 7 months ago

      It works in a virtual machine, but its very slow because its not hardware accelerated.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

      laribA Not an Android emulator, but a port of Android for x86 or x86_64 systems as an OS.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      It is not an android emulator.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    • 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. View 18 alternatives to Anbox
      Most users think Anbox is a great alternative to BlueStacks.
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      Anbox vs BlueStacks
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      only one thet is an actuall free emulator (android-x86 isnt even an emulator).
      Positive comment 7 months ago

      Only available using Snap
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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