Five Android Emulator Programs for Your Computer

Every month there are always new applications and games that have launched publicly for the Android operating system. Unfortunately, we cannot ever try these new applications and games because of the limitations of the devices we have.

However, we can still solve it by installing Android on a PC using a GBA Emulator. Android emulator is the most appropriate solution to overcome the limitations of memory or specifications on Android devices. With this emulator, we can try various applications or the latest games on PC or laptop devices. The following are several Android emulator programs that can run on a computer.

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BlueStacks

BlueStacks App Player is the most widely used Android emulator program at the moment. The program, which has existed since October 2011, has more than 50 million users. This BlueStacks emulator will present a tablet display on your PC screen.

Almost all Android applications can run well on this BlueStacks program. BlueStacks will automatically change the configuration of the emulator according to the needs of the specifications of the application being run. For certain apps and games, you are usually required to have qualified computer specifications to run smoothly. This BlueStacks emulator program can be used on computers with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and Mac OS X operating systems.

YouWave

If you use your tablet frequently, this YouWave emulator is highly recommended for you. YouWave comes with the look and function of a real tablet. However, to use YouWave, you must buy a license or try it for free for the first ten days.

YouWave itself comes with two different versions, namely Basic Edition and Home Edition. Basic Edition is an emulator that uses the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. While the Home Edition already runs the Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with more complete features.

You can download a variety of applications directly through the Play Store to install Android on a PC using YouWave. YouWave also supports other application stores such as 1Mobile and Appoke Market. You can also install APK format applications downloaded from sites such as Getjar, Slideme, and others.

 

Android-x86

Unlike the two previous applications that can only be run on a PC operating system, Android-x86 can be run like a PC operating system itself. You can run Android-x86 by booting from a flash disk or installing it directly as an operating system on your PC.

Jar of Beans

The Jar of Beans program is an Android emulator that is portable, so you don’t have to worry about installing it if you want to use it. This program can also be obtained free of charge. Hence, it is suitable for those who are just trying out the Android emulator.

AndroidSDK

AndroidSDK is an official emulator application released by Google. This application is quite complicated to use because it has quite complete features. Not only as an emulator, but AndroidSDK is also commonly used by mobile developers and manufacturers to test applications and systems they make.

Because of its complexity, this application is not recommended for beginners, especially if you only want to try the emulator feature. But if you’re going to master Android programming further, then AndroidSDK is the first application that you must master.