Running Android apps on pc is no big deal for those who knows how, but for those of us who don’t know is indeed a big deal because knowledge is power and it’s only when you get the right information that you become powerful.
If you will like to run your favorite Android apps on your pc, here is my top 3 most recommended Android emulators that can help you do that with ease with a click of the mouse.
Bluestacks is a very unique android emulator and it’s actually my favorite favorite because of it’s simplicity and easy setup.
To use bluestacks, just download the app from the official website and install it to your pc.
BlueStacks is best used for running Android games and light apps. The user interface of BlueStacks is not too different from what you have on your android phone and app installation is very easy with simple double click. It synchronizes with your Google account so you can even log into Google Play Store and download apps.
System Requirements To Run BlueStacks:
Windows 7/8/8.1/Vista/XP (32-bit)
2 GB RAM
9 GB HDD
Genymotion is a special emulator meant mainly for app development, testing and running of android apps on pc. It has features such as resizable windows, screencasts, Java API, command-line tool, CPU virtualization, sensor emulation, pre-configured devices, etc. One thing that is great about Genymotion is that you can simply drag-n-drop apps to install them on the device.
Genymotion can run on OS X, Windows, and Linux.
System Requirements To Run Genymotion:
2 GB RAM
400 MB HDD
Youwave is the very first Android emulator is used before I fell in love bluestacks and stopped using it but I still enjoyed using it since it was able to serve my need then, but the process was kind of complicated at that time which is why I sourced for another option.
YouWave is based on VirtualBox and has it’s own virtual disk space which is separate from the Windows File System. Its files are stored in Virtual Disk (VDI) files. You can access files inside YouWave through its shared folder or through cloud storage service like Google Drive, Dropbox etc.
The system requirements are not high and the interface is user-friendly and easy to navigate. One good thing about YouWave app is that it is compatible with Google Wallet and PayPal transactions. It is, however, a paid emulator and you will have to pay to use it after the trial period is over.
System Requirements To Run YouWave:
Intel Pentium 1.6GHz CPU
500MB disk space
Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/ Windows 8 (32/64 bit)