Nowadays, smartphones have become more than a necessity. We use them for talking, texting, accessing social networks, finding information and more. Since they are so useful, developers constantly try to improve their creations with outstanding features. In order for this to happen, their operating systems require constant updates.
There’s no secret that there are far more smartphones run by Android than Windows all over the world. However, most Android fans use computers powered by Windows. When you combine the two operating systems, you realize that the only way to access some Android apps on Windows is through emulators.
Here are the most popular Android emulators in 2018
If you want to find out which Android emulator is more suitable for your Windows PC, have a look at our list. The examples mentioned below can be downloaded for free and used on Windows 10, 8, 7 XP or Vista. Of course, you are free to start your own research and make a choice after you learn more about each option.
This Android emulator was created especially for gaming. Since it can support AMD and Intel chipsets, it will work on every computer and on different types of Android: KitKat, Jelly Bean or Lollipop.
Another interesting feature is that MeMu can run almost every cool app and awesome game you’d like to have on your system. Besides, it allows you to enjoy other benefits like
- the possibility to share files between Android and Windows PC;
- simulation of your GPS location;
- it gives you the possibility to watch TV channels which broadcast live;
- you can use it to install APK fast;
- the user-friendly designed desktop provides a great experience.
Although it works like other emulators, Windroy comes with a unique feature – it runs only by using the Windows kernel. It has a lightweight design which probably makes it the simplest emulator you could use.
Like we mentioned before, you’ll have no unpleasant surprises if you decide to use Windroy, because games and apps work well on it. These characteristics make the emulator a must-have and if we add the information that it totally supports the Play Store, you’ll take it into consideration for sure.
By now, everybody has heard about BlueStacks. If you use this emulator, you will be able to use 97% of the games and apps from Google Play Store right on your Windows PC. The main condition is that your system cannot be older than XP.
Ever since it was released, BlueStacks has been updated and now users can start downloading the 3.0 version. Most users know that the emulator can help them play Android games on their Windows systems, but that’s not the only way to use it. Another advantage is that it’s easy to install and use; even un-experienced ”trainees” can do it.
If you are using Blue Stacks 3.0, you will be able to run multiple apps and games at the same time. BlueStacks + N Beta is the most recent version and it comes with updated graphic elements which turn every game into an awesome experience.
Once again, we will present an emulator suitable for playing Android games on your PC. It completes the gaming experience by offering some additional accessories like support for the mouse, keyboard and the gamepad. Although it might get lags, the good part is that you don’t need and additional software for running it.
- Remix OS Player
This is the newest release from the Android emulators for Windows PCs’ family. If you decide to use it, you will have the possibility to play several games at the same time. It helps you run apps and games through multiple windows while chatting with other players. Android Marshmallow is its base and this means that you will be among the first who people who try the newest games and apps released by Android.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.