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LeapDroid Alternatives

As a free Android emulator, LeapDroid was often cited for its smooth performance and lack of bloat. That said, it has been discontinued since November of 2016. You can find alternatives to LeapDroid still in active development available for Windows, macOS, and Linux distributions. You can also find alternatives to LeapDroid that are open source. For those that consider LeapDroid a bit bloated, there are lightweight alternatives to the emulator as well.

LeapDroid alternatives are mainly Android Emulators but may also be Operating Systems or Virtualization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of LeapDroid.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

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  1. 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.

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    The emulator automatically installs sponsored Android apps together with yours

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  2. 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAndroid-x86 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  3. Anbox icon

    Anbox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAnbox consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Unified inboxView e-mails (or similar) from all accounts in one unified view with Anbox.
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  4. 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightNox App Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    The emulator automatically installs sponsored Android apps together with yours

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  5. MEmu icon

    MEmu

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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).

    ⚫︎ 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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    Feels a lot like LeapDroid and the interface around the emulator integrates really nice with Windows 10.

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  6. WayDroid icon

    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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  7. Genymotion icon

    Genymotion

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android Studio
    • Eclipse

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

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  8. Phoenix OS icon

    Phoenix OS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Phoenix OS is a personal computer operating system which is further researched and developed based on the Android platform, mainly orients to smart tablet, laptop, desktop computer and other large-screen devices.

    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportPhoenix OS support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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    Bundleware

    It comes pre-installed with a set of Chinese apps, and displays ads upon launching any application.

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  9. Windows Subsystem for Android icon

    Windows Subsystem for Android

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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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  10. MSI App Player icon

    MSI App Player

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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