What are the best online Android emulators?

Undoubtedly, Android is the most popular Operating System for smartphones. It also has the most number of users worldwide as it has the largest variety of apps and games. Experience Android on your computer by trying out any of these Android emulators from our list. 

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    #1Andy

    Andy

    Andy is an emulation tool that allows you to run your apps and Android games in a Windows-based environment whatever it is PC or laptop. It allows you to integrate your Android device with your PC using your mobile as a controller for your games.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Peter Bates
    Written on July 20, 2018
    "This is pretty great for me. I can play all of my games on my desktop, get unlimited storage and run all of my messaging apps on my desktop. This is exactly what i was looking for. It fulfills every need. "
  2. 4

    #2AMIDuOS

    AMIDuOS

    AMIDuOS is a new concept that brings the functionality, depth, and fun of the Android experience to Microsoft Windows devices. It runs on nearly any Windows 7, 8 or 10 PC or tablet device for easy switching between Windows and Android environments.

    Software

    Windows

    $10- $15

    Lei Xu
    Written on July 22, 2018
    "AMI DuOS is a great way to use windows device and utilize android apps. I have been using this since it came out on my windows tablet to run android games. It is awesome."
  3. 4

    #3ReactNativeCode.com

    ReactNativeCode.com

    ReactNativeCode.com is a website that allows developers to use browsers and emulate mobile operating systems for testing applications. It uses Snack Expo and works on both Android and iOS devices.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Paul Pena
    Written on July 27, 2018
    "Jumping in and learning Java to code Android apps is hard enough, so anything that'll help me is greatly appreciated. This site lets me emulate my code on a variety of Android devices to see how they look and perform before I release my apps. It's now become an essential tool."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Android got rejected many times? Before it became the world's most used mobile operating system, the software got rejected even by Samsung. According to its developer Engr. Andy Rubin, in 2005 their eight-man team flew to South Korea to pitch their operating system to the 20 high-ranking executives of Samsung. But instead of positive reception, they were met with dead silence and got laughed out of the boardroom after their presentation. Luckily for Rubin, things turned around pretty quickly. Who would have thought that the rejection was actually a blessing in disguise? Two weeks later, the team hit the jackpot when Google decided to buy the software for a whopping $50 million. In 2008, Google and Android released the HTC Dream, the first commercially released phone with an operating system. It was called the T-Mobile G1 in the United States and Era G1 in Poland. Few years after, smartphones became the norm. Samsung was then forced to join the bandwagon and bought the rights to use the Android operating system.

Now, even if you do not own an Android device, you can still experience Android on your Windows or Mac PC using an Android emulator. It is a program that allows a host system to function and act like the guest system. So you would be able to download unlimited applications from the Google Play Store through a virtual Android device on your computer. Game developers install Android emulators to test apps and games. Some gamers also do it to enhance their gaming experience by controlling the game using a mouse or keyboard. Emulators are also used to backup or transfer phone data. Emulators also enable you to sync apps and games on your Android phone with your computer. Whether you’re an avid mobile gamer or a budding software developer looking for your big break, there’s an emulator for you. 

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    #4Appetize

    Appetize

    With Appetize you can run native mobile apps in your browser for app demos, training, customer support, development, testing, and more. This iOS emulator is a nice tool for developers, regular users, and fans of the Apple operating system.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Grace Diaz
    Written on July 22, 2018
    "the Solution for this topic does not at all help the person who wants online android emulators. The solution is for Apple products only. "
  2. 1

    #5RunThatApp

    RunThatApp

    RunThatApp is a service that allows web developers to test and promote mobile applications using browsers. The site uses Actual App-Casting technology that works on all browsers and all devices. 

    Software

    Web

    Varies by plan

    Benjamin Harper
    Written on July 31, 2018
    "IT helps you develop your app. It makes it better. It lets you get it out there quicker."
  3. 1

    #6LDPlayer

    LDPlayer

    LDPlayer is a free Android emulator for PC with user-friendly settings which enables its users to play any Android games on Windows easily. It also allows its users to access the Google Play Store. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Thomas Robert
    Written on June 21, 2019
    "This is the best Android emulator on PC (for windows) I've ever used for playing mobile games!"
  4. 0

    #7Genymotion

    Genymotion

    Genymotion is simple to use, simple to set up and feature-rich AndroidVM emulator. It is developed to help app developers test their products. It has a free trial available and two paid versions.

    Online Tools

    $136- Varies by plan

    Norma Parra
    Written on July 28, 2018
    "I use Genymotion to test my apps on other programs. It is super useful so that I don't have to have or install each and every service to see how it interacts with my own designs. The program covers everything, even GPS locations! Highly recommend for those that design apps. "
  5. -8

    #8BlueStacks 3

    BlueStacks 3

    BlueStacks 3 is the higher version of the BlueStacks software, an Android emulator that allows users to run mobile apps on computers. BlueStacks 3 features an App Center, Gift Center, BlueStakcs Select and BlueStacks Friends.

    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    Christopher Dunn
    Written on July 21, 2018
    "BlueStacks 3 is one of the best online Android emulators. It is used by a lot of experts in the industry."

Summary

Best What are the best online Android emulators
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AndySoftware 4 Free
2AMIDuOSSoftware 4 Paid
3ReactNativeCode.comOnline Tools 4 Free
4AppetizeOnline Tools 3 Free
5RunThatAppSoftware 1 Paid
6LDPlayerSoftware 1 Free
7GenymotionOnline Tools 0 Paid
8BlueStacks 3Software -8 Free
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