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10 Ways to Play Android Games on Windows PC/Mac

The accelerated concentration on mobile application by developers in the wake of the continuous accelerated mobile penetration has led to a number of applications being created. Most of which are amazing and one only imagines the experience when emulated to a PC. Today, that is now possible with a number of ways to run android applications on PC, the system was first used by developers to test their applications and now everyone can enjoy the extended experience of applications taking full advantage of PC features. There are a number of applications that answer to that your burning question on how to use mobile apps on PC. Here we look at some of the top rated ones;

Part 1. 5 ways to play Android games on Windows

1.MirrorGo

Advantages of MirrorGo include:

  • • Support for Windows Vista, 2003, XP, 7, 8, 8.1
  • • Allows for management of device essentials like contacts, switching devices
  • • Supports backup and restore data
  • • Send texts from PC
  • • Take screenshots
  • • Its free

Disadvantages

  • • Does not support developers
  • • Does not support drag and drop installation feature
  • • No support for OpenGL Hardware
  • • No screen rotation function
  • • No cloud save support

Download MobileGo here: http://download.wondershare.com/mobilego_full818.exe

Play Android Games on Windows PC/Mac

2.BlueStacks

BlueStacks is popular for its many features which include:

  • • Google Store connection and allows application downloads.
  • • Cloud save for all applications
  • • Support for developers
  • • You can download and install for free
  • • Allows multitasking, user can chat on WhatsApp while playing a game

Disadvantages:

  • • Does not support push notifications
  • • Does not support text and calls
  • • Requires powerful graphic card
  • • Requires a Google account to install it
  • • Cannot run apps from desktop hence not taking full advantage of the screen resolution

Download : http://www.bluestacks.com

Play Android Games on Windows PC/Mac

3.Andy Android Emulator

Installing Andy Android Emulator to use your mobile applications on your PC has a number of advantages that include:

  • • Supports windows 7,8
  • • You can access Google Store on the user interface
  • • Supports cloud save
  • • Supports Camera integration
  • • Supports multi-touch

However, disadvantages include:

  • • That it requires VirtualBox to install first
  • • It runs on Android 4.2 only
  • • Cannot send texts and make calls
  • • Requires high performing graphic card
  • • Cannot take screenshots

download : www.andyroid.net

Play Android Games on Windows PC/Mac

4.YouWave

Installing YouWave to use your mobile applications on your PC has a number of advantages that include:

  • • That it is fast
  • • It supports Android 4.0.4
  • • Has Google Play Store which gives convenience of downloading and installing applications anytime
  • • Supports push notifications
  • • Supports app sync to mobile

Disadvantages include:

  • • Has no camera integration
  • • No microphone integration
  • • It is for sell
  • • Cannot send text messages
  • • Does not support multi-touch screen

Download :https://youwave.com/download

Play Android Games on Windows PC/Mac

5.Droid4X

Installing Droid4X to use your mobile apps on your PC has many advantages that include:

  • • 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
  • • It is for free

Disadvantages with this emulator include:

  • • No function to text or make calls
  • • No camera integration
  • • No push notifications
  • • Does not support app sync to mobile
  • • Does not run application on desktop

download : http://www.droid4x.com/

Play Android Games on Windows PC/Mac

Comparison of ways to use Mobile Applications on Windows



MirrorGo BlueStacks Android Emulator Andy Android Emulato YouWave Android Emulator Droid4X Android Emulator
Price
Free
Free
Free
$19.99
Free
Windows 7/8
Text message support
X
X
X
X
Multi-touch support
X
Store and Backup
X
X

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Mirror your android device to your computer!

  • 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.
Available on: Windows
3981454 people have downloaded it

Part 2. 5 ways to play Android games on Mac

6.VirtualBox

Installing VirtualBox to use your mobile applications on your Mac has advantages that include:

  • • Compatibility with Mac OS X
  • • Free of Charge
  • • Supports developers
  • • Takes advantage of the Mac OS X screen resolution
  • • High performance

Disadvantages include:

  • • No cloud save
  • • Does not support text messaging
  • • Does not support multi-touch <
  • • Requires powerful x86 hardware
  • • Does not have push notifications

Download ; https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Play Android Games on Windows PC/Mac

7.MobileGo

Advantages of Installing MobileGo to use your mobile apps on your Mac include:

  • • Free technical support service
  • • Free lifetime updates
  • • Allows for management of device essentials like contacts, switching devices
  • • Supports backup and restore data
  • • Send texts from PC
  • • Take screenshots

Disadvantages:

  • • It is for sell
  • • Does not support developers
  • • Does not support drag and drop installation feature
  • • No screen rotation function
  • • No cloud save support

Download : http://download.wondershare.com/mac-mobilego-android-pro_full1123.dmg

Play Android Games on Windows PC/Mac

8.BlueStacks

Using BlueStacks for your mobile applications on Mac has many advantages that include:

  • • Google Store connections and allows application search and downloads
  • • Cloud save for all applications
  • • Support for developers
  • • User friendly interface
  • • Allows multitasking, user can chat on WhatsApp while playing a game

Disadvantages:

  • • Does not support push notifications
  • • Does not support text and calls
  • • Requires powerful graphic card
  • • Requires a Google account to install it
  • • Cannot run apps from desktop hence not taking full advantage of the screen resolution

You can get all the installation guide and download it here : http://www.topnexus7tips.com/how-to-install-bluestacks-on-mac-os-x-download-android-apps/

Play Android Games on Windows PC/Mac

9.Droid4X

Droid4X for Mac has the following advantages:

  • • Sync music and pictures easily
  • • Android music app support
  • • compatibility as it supports ARM application running in x86 framework
  • • multi-touch supported
  • • supports the drag and drop feature for installation
  • • it is for free or charge

It also has the following Disadvantages:

  • • No function to text or make calls
  • • No camera integration
  • • No push notifications
  • • Does not support app sync to mobile
  • • Does not run application on desktop

download : http://www.droid4x.com

Play Android Games on Windows PC/Mac

10. Andy Android Emulator

Andy Android Emulator for Mac has a number of advantages that include:

  • • Connects Mac with Android Apps for launching, push notifications and storage
  • • Puts your favourite communication application on the desktop
  • • Supports cloud save
  • • Supports Camera integration
  • • Supports multi-touch

Andy Android Emulator has the following disadvantages

  • • Download size of 556MB
  • • That it requires VirtualBox to install first
  • • It runs on Android 4.2
  • • Cannot send texts and make calls
  • • Requires high performing graphic card
  • • Cannot take screenshots

download : www.andyroid.net

Play Android Games on Windows PC/Mac

Comparison of ways to use Mobile Applications on Mac



VirtualBox MobileGo BlueStacks Android Emulator Andy Android Emulator Driod4X
Price
Free
$39.95
Free
Free
$19.99
Push Notifications
X
X
Text message support
X
X
X
X
Multi-touch support
X
X
Store and Backup
X
X
Developers Support
X

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