Archive for September, 2013

Run Android Apps on Windows PC

Don’t ask me why I was searching for these but I found a few handy platforms to run android apps inside my windows.
BlueStacks and WindowsAndroid aka Windroy are such free frameworks.
Of these WindowsAndroid lets you run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) as a native application on your on Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 machine.
YouWave is another such option albeit a paid one even though it lets you try out the framework for 10 days.
All of these softwares basically lets Android run on Windows PC.
In searching for these I also stumbled upon another interesting project called Android-x86 Project – Run Android on Your PC.
There’s of course the option of running Official Android Emulator inside Windows by installing the Android Developer SDK for Windows. Google’s Android software development kit (SDK) provides a free Android emulator, although it’s targeted at developers. You can run the latest version of Android with this method, so it’s a great way to try out the latest version of Android if you have a device that’s stuck on an older version.

First, you’ll need Java installed. You can then download the SDK Tools from Google.

Genymotion is another of these emulators. The Beta version is the evolution of AndroVM open source project and will be available in June.

These apps should help you in app testing and presentation purposes.

Have a check yourself!