Run Android apps & games on Windows PC using Andy

Ever wanted to play Android games on your Windows PC or wanted to run Android apps like WhatsApp, BBM on your Windows 8 PC? The idea seems great and is brought to reality by Andy. Andy is a free Android emulator that runs on VMware VirtualBox technology. Though facing competition with BlueStacks, Andy stands out differently with some features that even BlueStacks doesn’t offer.

Run Android apps & games on Windows PC

Play Android apps & games on Windows PC

Andy gives you a pure Android feeling by installing an Android tablet firmware on a virtual space. If you switch to the full-screen mode, you will feel like you are operating an Android PC.

Let it be games like ‘Clash of Clans’ or social apps like ‘WhatsApp’, it can run almost any Android app that can run on a normal Android tablet.

Andy Settings

There are lot of bundled apps provided by the developers which include popular games and social media apps which are available for Android platform.

This freeware comes pre-installed with 1Click Sync application that ensures seamless integration of apps from PC to mobile device without any hassle of making a connection. You can use your mobile as a remote control for Andy to play games by simply downloading the Andy Remote Control app from Google Play here.

The developers made a comparison between Andy, BlueStacks and YouWave which are considered as the best Android emulators. I would like to add the comparison in this post to highlight the features where Andy stands differently.

Andy Comparison

Courtesy: Andyroid.net

 

Installing and setting up Andy is a very easy job. You just need to run the setup, click ‘Next’ a few times then the installer is on its own. It will automatically download the required files, VirtualBox and will automatically integrate Andy into VirtualBox, and you will not even feel that you’ve installed VirtualBox on your Windows computer. If you manually want to change some settings for Andy you can do so by opening the VirtualBox from the Start Menu.

Andy Virtual Box

Overall, Andy is a complete Android solution for Windows, but if you are thinking of turning your PC into and Android machine then Andy will not be a suitable option. It has been developed just to enjoy apps on bigger screen that are available on your Android phone. Playing mobile games on a bigger screen is real fun and if you get applications like WhatsApp on your PC then it is amazing too.

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Lavish loves to follow up on the latest happenings in technology. He loves to try out new Windows-based software and gadgets and is currently learning JAVA. He loves to develop new software for Windows. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software is always recommended, he feels.