Best Android Emulator: 2017

Hi there if you like tablet computers. Today I have selected the best emulators of Android for Windows operating system. I will also try to choose one best Android emulator on the basis of all material.

Android application store consists of several hundred thousand different applications which are paid or free. Such variety of applications makes this operating system one of the most popular and demanded in the world, along with iOS.

It is absolutely true that with that huge popularity there appear different emulators allowing developing Android-like applications for ordinary platforms. Below you can see the list of the brightest and the most popular emulators for Android.


This emulator is the most suitable for tests of your applications developed for Android OS, it is available thanks to the built-in hardware acceleration called OpenGL. In the past this project (emulator) was called Android VM, it has successfully grown into a complete and, in my opinion, one of the best products of a kind among all products available.

The software tool Genymotoin is a multi-platform emulator, this means that it is available for most operating systems such as Windows, MacOS, Linux.

I would like to emphasize the following benefits of this software out of the great variety of advantages:

  • Massive base of devices supported for an emulation. The base is constantly updating which is bound to delight the users;
  • It allows emulating over Wi-Fi connection;
  • Emulation of front and back cameras of a device;
  • It can create screencasts

This is not the whole list of benefits of this tool. I have deliberately omitted several of its opportunities since they are hardly understandable by ordinary PC users.

In spite of all opportunities and benefits of this emulator, there are certainly some drawbacks, you cannot do without them.

Applications developed with Adobe Air Mobile are not supported by this emulator.

If you do not know which tool to choose, I recommend starting your search from this very emulator.


This emulator is a creature of Chinese developers. This program certainly is less powerful than the previous one, but it can be used as an alternative. I have not noticed any special opportunities or benefits.

I would like to note the speed of operation of this emulator since it is higher than that of other programs. But along with bugs and delays, this benefit is fading. Probably when you read this article the developers will have fixed the most common bugs. This emulator is compatible with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.


This is not clearly an emulator in its habitual meaning. This product is rather an environment for launching Android games on Windows personal computers. If you are only looking for an emulator to launch games, this tool is the best for you. Among the benefits I would like to mention good operation speed.


This is a small and simple program for emulation of Android operating system. If we compare it with other emulators (Windows XP, 7, 8, 10) from this list, YouWave is one of the most frequently used tools. Simplicity and intuitive interface are two most important qualities of a good emulator.


This tool is not essentially an emulator; this is rather an environment for the Android application development which includes testing and debugging methods, obviously.

If you need an emulator for more complicated objectives than just to test a game, you can choose this option. It is compatible with most operating systems which include Windows for PC (XP, 7, 8, 10).