The 5 best Android emulators

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android emulator

Fullerenes android emulators are intended to Android operating system virtualization on a computer (Windows, OSX or Linux).

Initially this function is necessary during the testing phases of mobile application developers. Then the popularization of certain mobile games created vocations among the android emulators and some have positioned themselves on this precise niche of "game player".

Here are 5 best Android emulators currently on the market.


BlueStacks is the most famous Android emulator among Android users to play Android games on PC.

Present on the market since 2012, its latest version includes emulation for Android Nougat 7.1.

The emulator supports downloading apps from the Google Play Store, browsing the internet, and other pre-installed emulated apps.

THEandroid emulator Bluestacks is available for Windows 10 and Mac and is presented as an alternative way to play the games available on Android.

Official download site

Android Studio

Android Studio is thefree android emulator published by Google for mobile application developers.

It embeds a complete integrated development environment for Android mobile applications. This development environment incorporates a debugger and an emulator.

This emulator has the advantage of being particularly complete, stable and continuously updated by Google. On the other hand, it is complex to install and takes up a lot of disk space and machine resources.

It is without hesitation the most complete emulator currently available on the market.

Android Studio official download site


Xamarin is a free development software suite created in 2011 in the United States. It is an integrated development environment intended for developers of mobile applications.

In 2016, the company carrying the project was bought by Microsoft. This takeover transforms Xamarin software into building blocks integrated into the Visual Studio development suite and the .NET framework.

As this is an environment intended for the development of mobile applications, theXamarin Android emulator is cumbersome and complex to configure.

Xamarin official download site

Nox Player App

Nox is a android emulator developed since 2015 which comes to us from Hong-Kong. It has also slipped into the gamer niche for Android games. Nox is available on Windows 10 and Mac. In its latest version, it embeds version 7.1.2 of Android.

Official Nox Player Download Site

memo play

memo play is a android emulator which is also engaged in the niche of Android game emulators. Created in 2015, Memu competes with Nox Player for the title of the fastest Android emulator: fluidity is one of the essential aspects for the game. Memu Play is offered for free on the Windows 10/64 bits platform; no Mac or Linux version.

Memu Play official download site