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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Top 10 Android emulators for PC of 2018

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There are a lot of reasons why you would want to run Android emulators on your PC. App developers test their application before it out. Gamers want to use a mouse and keyboard on games. In any case, Android emulation on PC is possible and we are going to take a look at the best 10 Android emulators for PC. There are few emulators where it’s as easy as downloading, opening, and using them. The market slowed down a lot in recent years with many old favourites (Andy, AmiduOS, and Leapdroid) permanently leaving the space.

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1. Android Studio's emulator (Price: Free)
Android Studio is Google-approved development IDE for Android. It comes with a bunch of tools. Its help developers make apps and games only for Android. And there is a built-in emulator that you can use to test out your app. But, this is not good for consumer leve. However, those developing apps do already have a powerful tool at their disposal to help test their apps. It's  difficult to set up.

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2. ARChon (Price: Free)
ARChon is not a traditional emulator. You neet Google Chrome to Install it. It gives Chrome the ability to run Android apps. It's not an easy emulator. You'll have to install it in Chrome. From there, you have to obtain APKs and load them in. You may need to use a tool to change the APK to make it compatible. This compatible with Mac, PC, and Linux. It's also one of the most difficult to set up, but it's most unique Android emulators.

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3. Bliss (Price: Free)
Bliss is little bit different. It works as emulator for PC via virtual machine. However, it can also just run on your computer through a USB. As a VM install, the process is simple. The USB installation method is more complicated, but it lets your computer run Android natively if your system is compatible. It only really runs well if your system is compatible. The system runs Android Oreo which is a step up from Bluestacks' Nougat.

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4. Bluestacks 4 (Price: Free / Paid - $2 Per Month)
Bluestacks is the most mainstream of all Android emulators. There are many reasons for that. First, it's compatible with Windows and Mac. The emulator targets mobile gamers. Earlier versions of Bluestacks were kind of bloated. The newest Bluestacks, Called Bluestacks 4, its out in 2018. Now, it has the ability to launch multiple instances so you can play multiple games at once. It also includes key-mapping and settings for many games installed. That should help make things much easy. It's one of the heaviest emulators on the list. Recent updates of Bluestacks at Android 7.1.2 (Nougat), one of the most recent of any emulator. The update to Bluestacks 4 also improved speed, even in older computers.


5. Droid4X (Price: Free)
Droid4X has had its ups and downs. However, it's one of the classic Android emulators for PC. It features a simple design that should be easy for most people to use. It markets itself towards gamers and boasts support for simpler, casual games. However, like most emulators, you can do productivity. This one is not in active development anymore. Its last update was March 28th, 2016. Thus, we recommend you tread with caution as this could be a unstable product.

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6. Genymotion (Price: Free or Paid)
This Android emulator is mostly for developers. It lets you test your apps on a variety of devices. You can configure the emulator for a variety of devices with various Android versions. For Example, you can run a Nexus One with Android 4.2 or a Nexus 6 with Android 6.0. You can easily switch between devices at will. It’s great for developers, Genymotion offer their services for free for personal use. It's usable both in the cloud and on your computer

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7. KoPlayer (Price: Free)
KoPlayer is a newer Android emulator for PC. It has also managed to fly under most radars until recently. Its focus is for gaming. You'll be able to use keymapping to controller with your keyboard. You will also be able to record game play and upload it. The install process is easy and it seems to work alright. Like other emulators, it does have issues that you'll run into randomly. It bills itself as a middle-of-the-road emulator. The only bad side is that it is buggy. Nevertheless, it's a good, free option.

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8. MEmu (Price: Free)
MEmu is another of the up and coming emulators that seems to do quite well. One of its biggest features is support both AMD and Intel chipsets. That's rarer than you'd think. Additionally, it supports Android Jelly Bean, Kit Kat, and Lollipop. You can even run multiple instances at once. That makes it one of the few emulators that goes as high as Lollipop. It'll support most games and apps. However, we recommend it only for productivity. It's free to download.

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9. Nox (Price: Free)
Nox is another Android emulator for PC mostly for gamers. That includes utilities and additions that are specifically catered for gamers. You'll be able to do things like game with an actual controller. This includes things like the capacity to assign “swipe right” to, say, an arrow key and simulate actual gesture movements directly on your keyboard if you have one. It’s a lot of fun and seems to work rather well most of the time. It’s also entirely free.

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10. Remix OS Player (Price: Free)
Remix OS Player by Jide is one of the newer Android emulators for PC. Its My Favourite because its not just an emulator its an operating system. You can use it on your old laptops, with this emulator you can do many thinks, like play games, videos, clicking photos and etc.  It's also one of the few that runs Android Marshmallow instead of Android Lollipop or Kit Kat. The installation process is pretty simple and using it also fairly easy. It caters mostly to gamers. There's a sidebar with customizable options for you. It's relatively new, so they're still working out some bugs. Even so, it still works better than most and it's free in perpetuity. The only main caveat is that it doesn't support AMD CPUs.

Here the most popular android emulator for your pc. If you have any question please let me know in comment section.

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