Top 7 Free and Online Android Emulators for PC

Technology has made it easy for users to enjoy their favourite applications on personal computers and many companies have started creating android emulators for pc. Most of the emulators have different strengths which are derived from the objective of the company creating it hence the importance of comparing them so you can get the one that gives you the best experience. Android emulators for pc generally mimic your mobile device to give you the experience on a personal computer, taking advantage of the different aspects that come with a PC. They were ordinarily used by mobile app developers for testing before being opened to general users. Below, is a review of some of the top android emulators for download.

1. Andy Android Emulator

Advantages of Andy Android emulator include; the rapid and intuitive user interface, a feature to seamlessly sync applications to pc from a smartphone, phone used as a remote, push notifications for communication applications and the unlimited storage that it provides. Also it is available for Mac. Disadvantages include; that it requires VirtualBox to install it first, it runs of Android 4.2 only, cannot send texts, requires high performing graphic card and cannot take screenshots.

You can download both the Windows and Mac version from their official website on the link below:

www.andyroid.net

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2. Geny Motion

Geny Motion's advantages include; that it allows users to change the android version, it is easy to use, supports drag and drop feature, doesn't have compatibility issues and it directly supports networking through Ethernet/Wi-Fi. Disadvantages include, that it is only free for personal use, has no push notifications, need a Google account to install and use it, browsing is not supported and installations need Virtualbox first. This android emulator is also available for Mac.

You can download this android emulator here:

https://shop.genymotion.com/index.php?controller=order-opc

And a guide to install on a Mac:

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/genymotion-android-emulator-for-os-x-windows-linux/

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3. Official emulator from Android

This android emulator app has advantages in that it has better compatibility as it is created by android makers, hence it runs most of android applications, it can be used for developers and it is for free. Disadvantages include that it is more concentrated on developers hence compatible with beta versions of applications, the installation is complicated, does not support multi-touch, has no push notifications and needs one to download SDK to install it first.

http://d1ubedgu4eka0j.cloudfront.net/ANDY/installer/v43/Andy_Android_Emulator_v43_1.exe

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4. BlueStacks Android Emulator

BlueStack android emulator is popular hence a good platform for advertisers, it is free, it can automatically search for apps and display on its user interface, OpenGL Hardware support and has support for developers. However, it requires one to have a Google account to start using it, a powerful graphic card, has a limited ARM support and has no push notifications. It is available for both Mac and Windows OS.

Download it from the links below www.bluestacks.com/app-player.html

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5. Jar of Beans

Jar of Beans Android simulator has simple and straight forward downloading process and installation, has a high quality resolution, works well with all windows platforms, it is free and has an intuitive user interface. However, it is based on Jelly bean version hence it has compatibility issues with other android versions, does not support developers, it has no camera integration, no push notifications and no multi-touch screens.

It is only available for Windows OS.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxKzTODvot0bYnZ2VFBGejhFRDQ&usp=sharing

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6. Droid4X

Droid4X Android simulator has high performance with graphics rendering, compatibility as it supports ARM application running in x86 framework, multi-touch supported, supports the drag and drop feature for installation, and is for free. It however has no support for developers, no camera integration, no push notifications, does not support app sync to mobile and does not run application on desktop.

It also does not support Mac,The android simulator can be downloaded here http://www.droid4x.com

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7. Windroy Mobile

This android simulator allows users to send pictures in batch, one can browse and subscribe WeiChat public numbers, large screen resolution, high performance and it contains PC side mate and mobile app. However, it does not support developers, has no camera integration, has no app sync, no sensors integration and does not support Mac OS.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B728YkPxkCL8Wlh5dGdiVXdIS0k/edit?usp=sharing

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  • Play Android Mobile Games on your Computer with your Keyboard and Mouse for better control.
  • Send and receive messages using your computer`s keyboard including SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook etc.
  • View multiple notifications simultaneously without picking up your phone.
  • Use android apps on your PC for full screen experience.
  • Record your classic gameplay.
  • Screen Capture at crucial points.
  • Share secret moves and teach next level play.
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