There are few Android apps, that are most popular among Android users including few instant messaging apps and games. Now if you don’t have your own Android smartphone you can’t use these apps.But, if you have a Windows PC, you can use or run your favorite android apps or games on your Windows PC with the help of Android emulators.

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Android Emulators are windows based utilities, which allows you to run most of the Android apps or games on your Windows PC. I have included 3 best and most popular Android emulators with their features. Continue reading to know more.

Best Android Emulators to Run Android Apps on PC

Bluestacks

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BlueStacks is a popular android emulator for windows PC. You can easily install this powerful android emulator and run any android app on PC. BlueStacks is totally free and you do not need to pay for installing latest android apps, thanks to its built-in app marketplace. This emulator is also available for the Macintosh OSX platform. Therefore, Mac users can also enjoy using WhatsApp right from their MacBooks. The Windows version of this emulator supports all the latest operating systems starting from Windows XP to Windows 8.

YouWave

YouWave for Android

YouWave is a Android Emulator based on VirtualBox, enabling users to run Android applications on Windows. Our goal is to extend the functionality of YouWave and provide tools for developers & average day users

YouWave also does the same task as Bluestacks and other Android Emulator, but this comes with a premium price tag of 19.9$ (home edition). YouWave supports Android 4.0.4 ICS version means any app, which requires 4.1 Jelly Bean or higher can’t be run on your PC using Youwave. Before making any purchase you can download the trial version of YouWave with 10 days validity. Visit the above given download link, download YouWave and install it on your PC.

Genymotion

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Genymotion is an android emulator using x86 architecture virtualization, making it much more efficient! Taking advantage of OpenGL hardware acceleration, it allows you to test your applications with amazing 3D performance. Genymotion uses the same principle as YouWave to run Android apps by installing Oracle Virtualbox on your PC. Genymotion is also helpful for the developers who wish to test their developer android apps on different devices like tablet and smartphones. It provides you the full Android experience on your PC, unlike Bluestakcs, which only allows you to run Android apps.

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