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10 Best Android Emulators for Windows 10 PC & Laptop in 2018 | Windows 7 / 8.1 [Download Links]

Android Emulator is a software which will let you Install Android apps on PC as well as Run them. Now, you might want to install your favorite Android App on your Laptop PC. Android Emulator can not only install apps, but you can even play your Android apps full screen on PC, Simulate Android OS functionalities and they even help you emulate various devices for Development purposes. So, here are the 10 Best Android Emulators for PC in 2017, which you can Download on Windows 10 / 7 / 8.1.
10 Best Android Emulators for PC in 2017 

Android Emulator # 1 – Nox App Player
Nox Android Emulator for Computer
Nox Android Emulator for Computer
Nox is a powerpacked emulator made for a Powerful Android experience on your System. Though, Nox is based on Android 4.4 it offers you features such as –
  • Specify the Android Specifications (You can specify the Type of processor, size of RAM to be used by the Emulator)so that it works really smoothly.
  • GPS Emulation – Nox even lets you emulate GPS hardware on your Computer, thus you can fake your GPS location [This feature is really great for GPS based games such as Pokémon Go]
  • Controller Support – You can even use your Gamepad to play games on Nox emulator!

Android Emulator # 2 – MEmu
MEmu Android Emulator
MEmu Android Emulator for Windows 10
MEmu is perhaps the only Android Emulator which offers Android Lollipop Emulation on PC / Computer. MEmu works flawlessly on Windows 10, 7 as well as Windows 8.1 too.
The Best thing apart from Lollipop Emulation is that MEmu can be used to emulate Android KitKat too besides that, it offers features such as –
  • Touch emulation enabling you to play Android Games on your PC / laptop with your Keyboard, mouse or even Joystick.
  • Multiple Instances support (Use one instance of MEmu for Work, one for play) you can create as many instances as you like.
Note – Here’s a tutorial with the steps to Install the Lollipop Version of MEmu on your PC (Default version of MEmu is KitKat based)

Android Emulator #3 – Bluestacks
Bluestacks Android Emulator for PC
Bluestacks Android Emulator for PC
Bluestacks is currently one of the Oldest Android emulators for Windows and in fact is the first ever private Android emulator.
Thus, due to its long-term presence it has some features not available in any other Android Emulators such as –
  • Live Streaming Support (Stream your gameplay directly from PC.
  • PlayStore supported and inbuilt.
  • The linked BlueStacks version is totally free and offers a great gaming experience!. It also has a sample game so that you can see how it works.

Android Emulator # 4 – Andy OS [Andyroid] Android Emulator
Andy OS lets you use your Mobile Phone as Remote Controller
Andy OS lets you use your Mobile Phone as Remote Controller
Andy OS previously known as Andyroid is an Android emulator for the less hardware configuration systems. So, incase if your PC or laptop doesn’t has a dedicated Graphics card or GPU , or if the other emulators hang up during usage.
  • Andy OS is based upon Oracle Virtual Box and hence it doesn’t slow the system down.
  • Plus, it even lets you Play games on a Big screen, using your mobile as a remote controller.

Android Emulator # 5 – Remix OS Player
Remix OS Player Emulator for PC
Remix OS Player Emulator for PC
Remix OS Player is the famous branch of the Remix Operating System which allows you to boot and use Android as a default Operating system like Windows on your PC or laptop.
Thus, as it comes from a complete Android OS , Remix OS has a very big file size but has some salient features like –
  • It has completely new layout and has full keyboard and mouse support.
  • It is bug-free and can even run games such Clash Of Clans on PC , which normally don’t work.
  • To top on all of them Remix OS is based on Android Marshmallow and is the only emulator to do so!

Android Emulator # 6 – Xe Player
Xe Player
Xe Player for Windows 10
Xe Player is the latest Android emulator amongst all the emulators mentioned in the article and is specially built for Windows 10.
Though it has canny similarities to Nox, like one-click root and external gamepad support, its compatibility and ability to run on even Low-specification systems by Direct X mode make it a much easy to use Emulator.

Android Emulator # 7 – KO Player
KoPlayer running Dragon Dungeons Game
KoPlayer running Dragon Dungeons Game
KO Player is perhaps the most Gamer friendly Android emulator in our article. The easy to use gaming controls of Ko Player + Keyboard mapping for touch, mouse gestures make it the so.
Not to forget it has support for
  • External Gamepad
  • fake GPS
  • And ability to play , stream and record gameplay directly from the emulator which makes it a powerhouse for Android gamers on PC.

Android Emulator # 8 – GenyMotion [Developer Friendly Android Emulator]
Genymotion Android Emulator
Genymotion Android Emulator
Not every Android emulator user is a gamer or using it for a personal use. Many use them for development and for professional purposes. It is here when there is a need for a good professional support and no nonsense bloatware in emulators, and Genymotion is exactly that.
Genymotion is perhaps the best Android emulator for Developers due to the multiple Android devices and screen sizes which can be emulated plus the developer support too is very strong. So, if incase you want to use an Android Emulator for development purposes with AVD – Android Studio integration, Genymotion is the one to choose!

Android Emulator # 9 – Droid 4X
Droid 4X Android Simulator for PC Windows 10
Droid 4X Android Simulator for PC Windows 10
Droid 4X comes to its own on Tablet PCs so if in case you own a Windows 10 or any other Windows version tablet, Droid 4X is the best emulator to use.
Droid4X isn’t too more on features like KO Player or is neither too minimalist like Genymotion, it packs a good balance between features and its lag free operation with touch support on your Tablet will make you feel you’re using a Pure Android tab instead of the Windows one, giving the comfort of using 2 Operating Systems on one device as per your need.

Android Emulator # 10 – AMIDuoS
AMIDuoS Lollipop Android Emulator for PC
AMIDuoS Lollipop Android Emulator for PC
AMIDuoS is just one of the 3 Android emulators who provide Lollipop Emulation, but its last on the list in our article purely due to the fact that it isn’t totally free.
AMIDuoS has a free trial month after which you need to pay for using the Emulator. However, the emulation is really top-notch and lag free.
Thus, these are currently the 10 Best Android Emulators for Windows 10 PC, Laptop or Tablet. Most of them are compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8.1 & XP too [BlueStacks] incase if you face any difficulties while installing or using any of the above Android simulators or know a more good one, feel free to comment below!

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