Open Source BlueStacks Alternatives for Linux

    BlueStacks is not available for Linux but there are a few alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Android-x86, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to BlueStacks and four of them is available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to BlueStacks are Genymotion (Free Personal), Anbox (Free, Open Source) and Appetize.io (Freemium).

    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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • VirtualBox
      • Self-Hosted
      • VMware Workstation
      • VMware Player
      Android-x86 vs BlueStacks
      pros, cons and recent comments
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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

      -6
      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

      -6
      Android-x86 isn't an Android emulator. It is an port of Android for x86 unlike BlueStacks.
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

      59
      It's a standalone operating system, not an emulator
      Negative comment 7 months ago

      0
      It works in a virtual machine, but its very slow because its not hardware accelerated.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

      0
      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

      21
      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.

      Discontinued

      Does not work with current kernels. Development has stagnated for 2 years.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Anbox vs BlueStacks
      pros, cons and recent comments
      only one thet is an actuall free emulator (android-x86 isnt even an emulator).
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      -1
      Only available using Snap
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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