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BlueStacks Alternatives for Linux

BlueStacks is not available for Linux but there are some 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 25 alternatives to BlueStacks and five of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to BlueStacks are Genymotion, Appetize.io, 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

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

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    Guest

    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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    laribA

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

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    Guest

    It is not an android emulator.

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    Guest

    Android X86 isnt an emulator, its an operating system.

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    Android-x86 is not emulated. It requires setting up virtual OS [or wiping device] and installing Android-x86 it as the base OS.

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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 actually works on Linux

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    stef_granger

    both are android emulater

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    Guest

    It has a complicated yet similar design like bluestacks but has lesser abilities in managing apps compared to bluestacks

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    Guest

    Impossible to launch Play Store Games (ARM Design can do it, not x86)

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    It gives a nice experience to the users

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    Appetize.io

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    30 alternatives to Appetize.io 

    Stream iOS Simulators & Android Emulators in the Browser.

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    1.  PortableAppetize.io can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightAppetize.io consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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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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      only one thet is an actuall free emulator (android-x86 isnt even an emulator).

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      alwasifj

      crashes immidietely in moksha linux

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      Guest

      Only available using Snap

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      WayDroid

      • Linux
      • Linux Mobile
      • Fedora
      • Debian
      • Ubuntu
      • Arch Linux
      26 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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