Lightweight Android Emulators
The best lightweight Android emulator for PC has always been the top choice for application developers (Developers). Obviously, they chose the best because it must have performed very well and by their computer specs.
Oh yes, for those of you who don’t know what an Android emulator is, it is an Android simulator that is usually in the form of an EXE file if it is on Windows OS and is in the form of a ZIP on MAC OS.
Is software that can install APK files or what we usually call Android applications, for example, such as COC, BBM, as well as offline and online games such as Getrich. Not only that, my friend, but several lightweight Android emulators have the Play Store installed.
Seeing a fairly good development in the field of Android emulators for PC, several software developers have created their best applications to meet consumer needs for the desire to run Android applications on laptops.
But to run it you need to check your computer specifications again because, from some of the reviews that I already know, the minimum PC specs for running the Android emulator are 4GB RAM with capable VGA.
Can it be with 1GB RAM? The answer is you can’t, and even if you do, you will experience a very heavy lag so that sometimes it will get stuck in the process.
9 Best Android Emulators For Laptops and PCs
There are so many best android emulator software for PCs, even if counted there may be dozens of both those that are already known and what we don’t know out there.
But here we will only choose the ones that are quite the best and are already popular among especially Indonesian application developers themselves.
But to run between them, you must have a minimum of 2GB RAM or more, recommended 4GB so it doesn’t feel sluggish when running Android applications via emulator.
Is an Android emulator that is already familiar to your ears, of course, when I first met the world of Android, I found this application on several blogs and many discussed how to install it.
Indeed, the performance is extraordinary and also light enough for the PC that I use.
Besides that, its use is very easy even for beginners. One of the advantages is that it can be installed offline installer.
I just got to know this lightweight Android emulator a few days ago and I don’t know much, let alone try it, I haven’t installed it yet.
But according to what I have read on the website, Xamarin Android Player has integration with visual studio and can also be installed on Windows OS and MAC OS.
Running Android on an x86 virtual machine using hardware acceleration virtualization and OpenGL, Xamarin Android Player is significantly faster than the stock Android Emulator.
There are two options for the Windows OS, 32-bit and 64-bit versions, but unfortunately, it’s not available for Linux yet.
There is one more Android emulator application that is no less interesting than the others, Andy Android Emulator is an Android emulator that has Android KitKat installed.
But you need to have at least RAm 3GB to run it on your PC.
Apart from that, it only runs on Windows 7 and Windows 8. The most annoying thing is the download process, which uses the online installer, but it doesn’t matter if you have a stable and fast internet connection.
One Android emulator software that is also quite good for us to use and is an alternative to Android emulators besides BlueStacks.
If I can compare, I prefer GenyMotion over BS because it is quite responsive and also smooth on my PC. That’s the reason why I still use it today.
5. Android x86
Well, maybe we can’t call this emulator anymore because it’s already in an OS from where we can install it on our PC or it can also be made and run portable via flash because the file is in the form of an ISO.
Because Android itself is a kernel derivative from Linux, for Android x86 it is very smooth when we install it on a PC.
I personally have tried this application and I think its performance is pretty good. But unfortunately, this application is not available for free.
You need to reach your pocket to be able to get all the features. But take it easy, you can still try it but only in a trial period before buying it.
Which developers are not familiar with this one Android emulator. Yes, Android Emulator from Android SDK is a program for creating applications by writing code that we usually call programming languages, such as Java.
In this software, there is also an Android emulator for testing the application we created so that we will know where the error is and what needs to be fixed.
Is an android emulator application that comes from China, for this one application I don’t know much, but certainly there are not a few people who use it in terms of running Android applications be it games.
Windroye is a lightweight Android emulator because this software doesn’t take up much memory. But it’s a shame because the project has stopped, now we can’t find the official website for Windroye anymore.
But you don’t need to worry because the application is now on the internet and you can download it easily.
9. NOX Player
NOX Player is said to be the best Android emulator for playing contemporary games such as PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends, Ragnarok, and is compatible with the latest games today.
You can adjust the system settings to match the PC or laptop specs you are using. Even laptops with 1GB RAM can run this program.
Which of the above software is the lightest? everything is light as long as your PC spec meets.
Because on average, a developer has a fairly high spec for a PC to be able to run various applications simultaneously without any problems (multitasking).
Best Android Emulator Recommendation?
Of the many Android emulators for PC, all of them have their own advantages and disadvantages. If I can recommend, I myself use Nox Player.
Besides being lightweight, Nox Player also has features that in my opinion are complete to support daily activities such as playing games while recording, opening more than one application at the same time, and much more.
So hopefully this article about the best lightweight Android emulator for PC can be useful, especially for laptop users with small and limited RAM.
Mustafa Al Mahmud is the Founder and CEO of Gizmo Concept and also a professional Blogger, SEO Professional as well as Entrepreneur. He loves to travel and enjoy his free moment with family members and friends.