BlueStacks vs Andy – The best Android emulators on PC

by: Joe HindyAugust 5, 2014

BlueStacks has long been the gold standard for Android emulators on PC. It’s the name everyone knows and BlueStacks always seems to be doing something interesting. However, a new challenger has hit the floor. It’s called Andy. Can it take on the long-time champ? Let’s take a look!

BlueStacks 1 Android emulator

BlueStacks interface is extremely easy to use.

Ease of use and setup

Our first category is ease of use and setup. After all, what good is an emulator if you can’t figure out how to use it, right?

For Bluestacks, setting things up was ridiculously easy. You go to the site, download the application, install it, and go. It’s super easy. Once you’re inside you can browse and install various games and access them on the bar at the top. When it comes to ease of use and setting things up, Bluestacks is practically idiot proof.

Andy started out the same way. Downloading and installing the app was easy. I did have a problem actually getting it to run but thanks to their support, I was able to figure out the problem. Once you actually start it up, it runs like any Android phone or tablet so the interface is familiar.

Andy does get some points for having a good support staff. They use Facebook as their support page and their people are generally pretty knowledgeable. In fact, shout out to Charlie from Andy because he’s the dude that helped me.

Winner: BlueStacks

BlueStacks 2 Android emulator

Both emulators handled light to moderate gaming relatively well.


One of the bigger reasons people want Android on their computer is so they can play some games on it. Thankfully, both Andy and BlueStacks support gaming.

In Bluestacks, it appears as though the main focus is for gaming. They don’t really recommend any normal applications and we assume the recommended games are ones that have been tested with Bluestacks. The games run fairly well. You can get ones in the Play Store that aren’t listed in Bluestacks recommendations but they tend to run a little clunkier than the recommended ones.

Andy focuses on an overall experience and offers a lot. It plays games well and in some cases, like Clash of Clans, it actually plays the game better than Bluestacks in terms of stability. This is especially true for network-based games which seemed to load a lot faster on Andy. Andy does have a remote option where you can use your device as a controller for better gaming support if you so choose. BlueStacks does allow game controller support as well but it requires a wired controller.

Winner: Andy

Andy 3 android emulator

Andy handles most Android applications with ease.


The other really big reason people want Android on their PC is for productivity purposes. It’s a fun operating system to have but it can also help get some work done.

Here Bluestacks doesn’t fail utterly but it comes close. It doesn’t seem to like to run regular Android apps as well it does games and that’s a shame. For instance, there was an excruciating amount of lag when simply typing in Google Drive. It doesn’t recommend any productivity apps so you have to go out of your way to find them. Really, Bluestacks wants to be a gaming emulator and it shows here. That said, there are a few productivity apps that do work well so if you need it for something very light, it could still work.

Like we stated earlier, Andy focuses on a more rounded experience and this is where it shows. The same sort of problems I was having on Bluestacks weren’t present in Andy. The Google Drive lag wasn’t present, apps loaded quickly and worked well. It’s also worth noting here that Andy can run things like Hangouts, and third party launchers, deliver notifications, and even use widgets. It also runs a higher version of Android than Bluestacks and that means you’ll have a higher app compatibility as well as better app stability.

Winner: Andy

Andy 4 Android emulator

Andy gives you the option to use custom launchers and widgets.

Misc features

We’ve talked about the big stuff, but what about the little things? They matter too!

Bluestacks is pretty much a what-you-see-is-what-you-get deal. In a small way, simplicity is elegance and that means there isn’t as much guess work. That said you can sync Bluestacks with your Android devices to sync app data, texts, and the like if you wanted to. You can also sideload applications which is a fairly simple process. Overall, there are some things, but really not that many.

You can do pretty much anything with Andy that you can do with an Android phone. That includes sideloading applications, putting files on there from your computer if need be, file browsing, and some stuff we mentioned earlier like fully functioning notifications, widgets, and you can even root it if you need to.

One of the things I really liked personally was the ability to install third party launchers. Since it runs pretty much like any Android device, you can customize it like any Android device so between the custom launchers, wallpapers, widgets, icon packs, etc, you can turn Andy into a little window of customization and make it really yours.

The last thing I want to mention here is the ability to change the specs of Andy. It runs in a virtual machine which is actually customizable. You can open up the Virtual Box that comes with Andy and give it some extra RAM, change how many CPU cores it has, and various other small things as well. Beware, this is advanced user stuff, but you can totally go in there and give this bad boy 3GB of RAM instead of one and actually improve the performance.

Winner: Andy

Andy 1 Android emulator

Bottom line: BlueStacks will need to improve to retake its crown.


Overall, picking which one is better really depends on your needs. If you need something super simple that plays some light games and you really don’t need it to do much else, then Bluestacks is still probably your best bet. After all, like we said earlier, there is an advantage to having simplicity.

However, if you’re willing to go through the slightly more complicated set up process, then Andy is by far the more full-featured Android emulator. It’s way better for customization and productivity and, in some cases, even better at gaming. With the power user stuff available like root and adding resources, Andy is simply a better option for more demographics.

Winner: Andy

Wrap up

What do you think? Did we score this fairly? Which one would you pick? Let us know your thoughts and stories in the comments below.
Download Andy here
Download BlueStacks here

  • MasterMuffin
    • On it. Thanks @mastermuffin:disqus! Keeping us on point!

      • MasterMuffin

        I admit sometimes I feel bad for doing this, those are so small typos that they don’t really bother anyone. I’m eevul :D

        • It’s great @mastermuffin:disqus we always strive to make great content, and we work around the clock to serve you!

        • Some Guy

          MasterMuffin, Volunteer Editor.

        • random one

          typo nazis…

    • Paco Inurreta

      Well, its always handy to have something that emulates an Android environment to test new apps and also faster. I rather mess around in a big screen with mouse than on a small screen trying to find my way with my finger. Its also good for playing some games, I played Clash of Clans on Bluestack until it got blocked (at least last time I tried back in January)

      • MasterMuffin

        That wasn’t my point!

        • Paco Inurreta

          “Who needs an Android emulator for PC to be productive though, there are much better programs for PC than for Android for that purpose”

          It was.

          • MasterMuffin

            You know that if I say it wasn’t my point, it wasn’t no matter what you think, because I was the one making the point?..

            What I ment was that there are no productivity apps for Android that would be so good that you’d need the emulator for that, PC has better programs

          • Buyinza Isa


          • MasterMuffin

            :) I always write it ment for whatever reason

          • typo nazis…

          • Zombies are Totally Rude

            Still not true. Springpad, when it was still alive & before they screwed us, was available as an extremely helpful app, with no desktop counterpart, and no alternative worth using in the least. There still isn’t a replacement.

    • rs

      There are a lot of things that no one makes for the PC and there is no PC equivalent. For instance I use a PC as an HTPC and we control some of the home theater with harmony link. The problem is Logitech does not make a harmony link control interface for the PC, they ONLY make it for android and ios. But many times we would like to turn up the volume or turn off or on the home theater from the PC without needed to pull out a phone.
      I tried blue stacks and it didn’t work twice. It couldn’t find the app, and when I finally side loaded it could not connect to the network.

    • Emi the Strange

      I know, productiviy sounds silly, the only reason I install these emulators it’s because some developers haven’t ported to Windows 8, like Whatsapp and Kik and some other messengers. even if it lacked fatures it would be better than installing an emulator but if developers are lazy like Kik ones… you can’t do anything but using a phone or an emulator on your PC. but after that… I wouldn’t need this if at least Windows 8 had kik, which some Friends seem to use.

    • Vioetr

      I actually would love Android apps on PC.
      On my Dell Venue 8 Pro, I can tell you, I miss having word wrap in the novels I read, and that feature is missing from nearly every PDF reader on windows, yet it’s supported easily on androids. Not to mention certain novel publishers app are only available on android.

    • Zombies are Totally Rude

      Well in my experience, there are still a few apps here & there that there are no equivalents to on desktop that are worth using, or free. There are just certain features & things that some of us need/prefer to have on desktop when we need them. One example, for which currently the only available alternative is a shitty browser/web interface (which really pisses users like me off, because I don’t want to be trapped in the browser to use something important like this), is Yatse, the XBMC/Kodi remote. There was indeed an old, pretty nifty Yatse desktop app, but they dropped support for it AGES ago & it has so many problems it’s almost useless. This is one of the times where I find I absolutely feel it’s necessary to have some sort of Android emulator. Also, why the hell not? There are actually tons of exclusive apps & useful things only available on Android. I think you maybe just haven’t discovered much?

    • Dooshe Nozzle

      “Who needs an Android emulator for PC to be productive though,”

      Who says it’s being used for productivity? Maybe there are games that are better played on a desktop, that aren’t available on desktop.

  • Luka Mlinar

    Thanks for this. I was only using BlueStacks for Clash of Clans anyway. Time to take the switch.

  • crutchcorn

    I personally use BlueStacks. Not that I like it any better, just too lazy to uninstall. :P

    • Japzone

      Once you root Bluestacks and install a standard launcher like Nova, it isn’t bad. Feels more chunky though.

      • Paco Inurreta

        Whatt?? You can root Bluestacks? I havent used it since january but I guess its a nice thing to have.

      • crutchcorn

        Already used Nova. IDK how to root it…. Tried and nope! I’ll check out your link though.

  • HotInEER

    Curious that Avira said that the Andy site had known Malware.

    • Yossi FIshler

      it’s not the site it’s the oracle VBOX that is bundled with andy, we are working to clear it

  • yochanan

    No mention of Genymotion? It kicks Andy & Bluestacks butts.

    • motwera

      Andy is based on the Genymotion VHD ;)

      • Sierra

        It would be great if AA make a special articles covering all android emulators on PC.

        • That’s a great idea Sierra. We’ll add it to the list!

          • Alex

            That would be cool, if you could compare Andy whit Genymotion.
            Is there any other emulators than this 3?

          • Linus Walters

            necro’ing this…did u find a better alternative to andy or genymotion android emulators?

    • Japzone

      Genymotion was my favorite, but lately they have been going further down the proprietary path, and they have been putting most new features behind an expensive pay wall. Also, since they’ve gone commercial with Genymotion, they had to remove GApps and ARM Support. I created a method of side-loading GApps and ARM Translation(and spread it around), but every update to Genymotion introduces more bugs with GApps and ARM Translation. So far, Andy has been running a lot better for me. Sure it doesn’t yet have nice features like Mic/Camera support, Location Spoofing, and other such features, plus it only has the one Android 4.2 version. But with Geny starting to put these behind their pay wall, I just can’t keep supporting them.

      • Yossi FIshler

        Mic is supported camera and location will be released in 3 days

        • Japzone

          Whoops, missed the mic being added. Must’ve been reading an old post. Glad to hear Camera/location will be added soon. Even more reason to completely drop Genymotion. Once “use device as controller” is also implemented then I’ll no longer be jealous of people who can afford Genymotion’s premium features :)

          • Yossi FIshler

            remote control is also ready, we are just adding auto detection between andy and the device, we have a working version where you need to enter the IP address of your machine manually

          • Japzone

            How do you use the Mic? I opened a sound app but It’s not reacting to my Mic.

          • Yossi FIshler

            which andy version do you have, it’s support from V0.29

          • Japzone

            The installer says v29, but hovering over andy.exe tells me

          • Japzone

            I was informed that Mic support for Andy isn’t out yet. So what have you been telling me? -_-

      • Zombies are Totally Rude

        You know, I think you’re right actually. I hadn’t been using it as of late, but I did notice they keep putting features behind that paywall & it irritates me quite a lot, especially because of the limits & constraints that are a result. Looks like now, a year later though, Andy has gotten much better & it seems the things you mentioned are fixed or are new features, as far as I have seen.

    • clamo Joat

      that’s a PAY emulator.

    • Zombies are Totally Rude

      My vote for this. Genymotion rules & is easier than Andy to set up, not to mention you can set up preconfigured devices on the market to emulate, or make a completely custom one with your settings. The only thing that doesn’t work out of the box is google play, but some googling will help you solve this. Really it’s a simple fix, a matter of acquiring the google play apk file, acquiring something called “adb” & setting Genymotion to use the “adb” & then dragging the google play .apk into the emulated device. Should also be mentioned that since it was created mostly for developers, it is great for anyone needing to develop for Android. I think so far, after trying Genymotion first, then Bluestacks (hated it & uninstalled after 10 minutes), then Andy OS, I stick with Genymotion. I couldn’t get Andy OS to work on my own computer, because apparently there is a HUGE incompatibility issue with certain versions of VirtualBox (required for Andy) & they don’t tell you this in the errors or anything. I have installed Andy OS just fine on a very fresh laptop for someone & I could tell right away that it was based on Genymotion. lol

  • edge

    If people can run Android on desktop, there’s no need for Google to support Android apps on Chrome, right?

  • Carl Draper

    how about one that i can run on my Linux desktop?

    • Eduardo Campos


    • BukoSalad


  • rafif prahastya

    how to fix andy startup problem

  • Manu

    Other than these two AMIDuOS is the Best one.It is Smoother .faster and gives full android experience.

    • Yossi FIshler

      DuOS isn’t free it’s $9.99 for a license and from what i see there is no dynamic ARM translation….look similar to the X86 project…

      • Ravindra

        @yossifishler:disqus : First thing DuOS is coming with 30 days trail period with full feature support and working experience on DuOS is not like working on an emulator like bluestack, andy and other android emulator currently in market. And ya off course it is a x86 project but it is internally doing ARM emulation with inter Houdini library, which I think way more faster then traditional ARM transition.

        • Ravindra

          @yossifishler:disqus : it’s Intel* Houdini :)

  • Attila Magyari

    Am I missing something, or did the author miss something? Can these be used for app development? How good is the integration?

    • Yossi FIshler

      Yes it can be used for app development, it’s free, install it and check it out……

  • siva

    I used Bluestacks for longer time and i tries Andy also. Personally i feel DuOS is far better than these two emulators, DuOS gave me complete android OS environment. Sharing the files from windows to android is the awesome feature i found in DuOS. Gaming is so smoother than the all the remaing. Even i can play videos in DuOS using shared folders. It’s performance and User interface is awesome.

    • kalyan

      yeah I liked it very much, its like running android os on your pc. The performance & features r good. The experience was new its not looking like emulator with all native android features. without using Andy i cannot compare them. I will update the pros and cons after trying Andy.I tried Bluestacks but DuOS is perfect alternative for that type of segment who need Android on Windows.

    • Knightdaakins

      But you didn’t mention that it comes with a $10 price and only works on intel processors…

      • Neeraj Ojha

        YES! But now its supported on all processors. Correct me if i am wrong.
        Free recharge

      • Dooshe Nozzle

        If you use the software regularly, why wouldn’t you want to support it? Surely $10 isn’t gonna break your bank.

        • Linus Walters

          or just use direct usb/wifi/bluetooth and share the file

    • Xentreali

      i can’t even use the voice message feature on messenger.. so.. yeah.

    • Dooshe Nozzle

      I agree. Andy was pretty slow out of the box on my system (i7-5820k). Bluestacks constantly stopped responding, and eventually caused a BSOD – something I haven’t seen since jumping ship from Win2K to Win7, about 5 and a half years ago. DuOS was the only one for me that ran without any problems, and ran smoothly.

  • Will S.

    I’m pretty sure you can download a custom launcher for Bluestacks, I use Nova…But anyway, I rarely use Bluestacks, I just haven’t found anything it can do that a PC can’t do.

  • Tjaldid

    tried Bluestacks for a couple of months lagged as hell!! eventually gave up and got a nexus 7

  • trial

    how to uninstall andy and oracle vm virtualbox?

    • Yossi FIshler

      from the control panel add/remove programs

  • Ravindra

    Andy downloading process sucks man……….. it is taking too much time even my network is at high speed…..

    • Yossi FIshler

      it all depends on your internet connection, nothing we can help with

      • Techngro

        Hey, I’m trying to get Clash of Clans working on Andy, but all I get is a black screen. I already increased the RAM and CPU cores. I don’t have Facebook, so I can’t join the support group.

        Any help would be appreciated.

  • Neil

    Can anyone please tell me how to tweak settings for Andy via VirtualBox???

  • You realize you could have taken screenshots from the PC using PrintScreen on your keyboard instead of photographing the display itself, right? This is Amateur Hour stuff.

    That said, thanks for letting us know about Andy.

    • xpmule

      A younger generation is taking over the web..
      We have to teach them ;)

      • stayputnik

        Or you can just hit printscreen and paste the picture where you want it…

        • Spoetnik

          ya i know.

  • I wouldn’t install Andy; the executable’s verified publisher is Search Safer Inc, which a simple Google search shows is an adware/malware company.

    • Yossi FIshler

      Search Safer Inc helps us to build the installer we will be changing the signature very soon

    • clamo Joat

      Search Safer is adware/malware.

      • Alex Ohannes

        Remember, adware is almost always only dangerous to people who don’t know how to read.

        • Linus Walters

          adware means that you have to click “Agree” to dangerous tracking by pretty much anyone…i know how to read.

          i also apparently respect my privacy. ala i don’t take a picture of my lunch while GPS tracks it and im a constant magnet for spam or…”customised user experience” gimme a break

          • Alex Ohannes

            One problem: you don’t HAVE to click “agree”. You can find the tiny “no thanks” text or uncheck the tiny box.

          • xpmule

            Sleazy predatory unfair practice.. don’t pretend this is acceptable.

        • whatever

          Hey guys, we found the malware installer!

    • zaroba

      Was considering downloading Andy until i saw this comment.

      Adware companies are like a damn disease

  • Will S.

    I had problems running Andy too, eventually I got it to run somehow, but honestly, I don’t think its worth the effort.

  • tBs_Battousai

    Or if you back ConsoleOS on kickstarter you can have Android running on your desktop without the need for an emulator…

  • A.G.

    Which one is better for WA (whatsapp)? My gf in Jakarta is using BB (blackberry) with WA loaded on it, because it is convenient and does not cost her anything extra. Me, I hate typing on the phone for an hour or so, but our chats usually take some time. We tried Yahoo chat, but her BB hangs after 10 min., but WA works fine. I am looking for ways to use WA on my PC. So Andy or Bluestacks?

    • Zombies are Totally Rude


  • Andy is programmed in a very sloppy way. It installs virtualbox and bonjour service. I myself can get the android iso and install it without that annoying bonjour service on virtualbox. What is the point anyways??.. I honestly think Andy is an unfortunate attempt in terms of desig and programming. It is sloppy, slow and full of bugs (including keyboard bug where you cannot put “@” sign properly..). I would recommend the free version of Genymotion which is quite fast and (almost) bug free…

    • Infinity Loop

      did you have iso good as andy or better?

    • Zombies are Totally Rude

      Do you have a version of virtual box that does a good job of supporting the features like auto-rotate & other native hardware features that Android seems to have huge issues dealing with not being able to use? Because when I tried to do that with VirtualBox or vmplayer, I ran into nothing but problems & couldn’t get things to work. If an app that automatically rotates the screen usually on a device tries to do that, it locks the entire VM up. Yes, Andy has a few issues, but it’s miles better than what you suggested. Too bad though about Genymotion, they used to be really useful but as someone mentioned above, they’re putting all worthwhile features behind a paywall & screwing us who aren’t using it for development or professional purposes. :(

  • I use both. I downloaded them because of clash of clans and also to test websites on android browsers. Bluestack is easier to install than andy. There are some instances that andy takes more ram than bluestack. I love them both. I also tried genymotion but i had problems running clash of clans so i uninstalled it.

  • mathesar

    Andy is overall smoother / faster than Bluestakcs in most games (I’ve used bluestacks for over a year now) but one game I like to play a lot doesn’t run properly in Andy, Simpsons Tapped Out, it runs about 2 frames per second and is unplayable but it runs fine in Bluestacks.

  • David WIlson

    I could not get Andy to run and it was really crappy. Kept quitting without any error messages and popped up uncloseable windows.

  • cliveklg

    Bluestacks would have to change some things before I’d trust it. One, completely shutting down when you exit, unlike what it does now with background monitoring (spyware) services. The other more troubling to me as it acts like a virus imo, is even if you go to your services and turn everything from bluestacks to manual, whenever you run Bluestacks again, it will switch everything back to automatic rather than staying on manual. That is some intrusion I really don’t trust or like.

    • Konstantin Anisko

      Exactly the same reason for me to delete Bluestack completely.

  • nobody

    BlueStacks sucks big time. The moment I added a google account, to access the play store, it locked the account up “due to SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOUR”… Stear clear !!

  • Ax Bax

    …and for linux?
    Genymotion doesn’t work for me. I installed gapps and arm emulator (libhoudini) but the apps crashes.

  • pollito

    Archon runtime is cross platform, andy and bluestack not,

  • Person

    Andyroid wont load instagram, but bluestacks does

  • david

    i gt problem with my genymotion..
    it cant open clash of clans it say “unfortunately coc has stopped”
    does andy can be rooted? and bigger ram than bluestack?

  • androidL

    Where is DuOS-m ?
    It is better than both of these.

  • Phillip

    Do any of these emulators have bluetooth support? I have some android apps that can sync via bluetooth and I’m curious if an emulator can too.

  • swaggydude

    Games on Andy were REALLY sluggish on my pc. On Bluestacks they worked just fine.

  • nitesh angre

    can these emulators handle dead trigger 2 ;)

  • I’d like to know how to use the touch screen interface that these games and apps require? Does it need a wacom tablet? The reason I ask is that I’m using Virtualbox but the mouse response time is really slow, even with Mouse Integration disabled.

    • Zombies are Totally Rude

      Mouse clicking “simulates” it.


    What about scoring? Like if I play a game on PC, will the point carry over to my adroid?

  • emad


    • walknseason


  • M.Nisar

    I can download Bluestacks and install computer can error

  • Zer0

    In my opinion bluestacks is better i installed both,but bluestacks is way faster than Andy, in downloading(from Play Store) and performance,it took me about 10-15 minutes to download a 1.5 gb game on bluestacks, thats the same time it took to download Clash of Clans in Andy

  • Amit

    Please cover all android emulators… free and paid…
    Windroy 1.2
    BlueStacks App Player
    Genymotion 1.1.0
    Android SDK 22.6.3
    YouWave 3.20
    Andy OS 0.42
    Jat Of Beans (Discontinued)

  • zzzxtreme

    i can only run bluestacks once. the super complicated installation system. once there’s some problem, so I had to uninstall it. Then I can NEVER install it again. there seems to be somekind of remnants of some setup files , making the installation stall. I’m a programmer and very IT savvy, I follow the forum discussions on how to deal with this problem, removing the old setup files (hidden in app data/program data and what not)

    it SHOULD be simple, they CAN make it simple to install, by just overwriting old files and old registry values !

  • richard

    why the andy is not running any mod games ?

  • DJ

    I downloaded BlueStacks and it wouldnt work and as soon as i uninstalled it i ran my protection software and my computer turns off and restarts and shows a blue error screen so now i have to take it in and get it looked at NOT RECOMMENDED!!

  • I think Blue Stacks is the best emulator and best way to play android games on pc

    • did ya? try other Android emulators, and you’ll regret it. I basically wanted to test it out months ago, but since there’s an issue on the installation itself, I quit and will try again now.

  • DrBrodski786

    Bluestacks is idiot-proof? Be that as it may, it isn’t Google-proof. After installing Kik messenger, I wanted a way to save pictures and videos sent to me by my friends. The easiest way to save these files on my PC was to install an email app, attach these items to an email from the gallery and send them to myself. The problem was, I sent them to Gmail. And we know how enthusiastic Google is about getting your phone number.

    After that, I began being pestered to update AppStore after each time I opened Bluestacks. It tried updating it just to get rid of the bloody thing but it wouldn’t let me. I did some searching and found it was a popular problem. Google had got its tentacles into Bluestacks and Bluestacks was unable to cope with the problem.

  • Zach U

    Bluestacks made me blue-screened multiple times. it is nice, but after 30 minutes its either $24 a year or 4 apps a day to countuie using it

  • Antikythera

    firstly a question. I was looking to use an android emulator to use Dropbox Carousel app. Neither Andy nor Bluestack were able to do so as both did not emulate as a phone device but rather as a tablet device. Carousel requires a phone device to download from the Google play store. Can anyone suggest a way to use Carousel within and emulator?

    in the spirit of give and take I just installed and removed both. Both were easy enough to get up and running but Andy was slightly harder to remove completely from my system. Bluestacks uninstaller did the whole job while Andy left some remnants which I had to track down and remove manually.

  • Danny Hicks

    Andy will not run Clash of Clans at all for me BlueStacks works great. The support at Facebook for Andy say it will not work with my AMD 6 core computer. They say a fix is coming in future but has no est date.

  • joshua

    after a while, bluestacks wants u to pay for using it, ( AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR DAT)

    • xpmule

      ..i just wanted a Sprite™

  • Ben

    This might sound silly, but can you use any of these programs if you don’t have a smartphone of any kind? I can’t find anything that says it definitively, or that isn’t contradicted.

    • xpmule

      You don’t need to have any phone or special accounts for these things.
      Things like BlueStacks which i have used before are great fro testing out what Android like.
      Rooting BlueStacks was first on my TODO list..
      That way i could do more advanced things.
      Such as ?
      Installing Paid version pirated APP’s LOL

  • Andy Roberts

    I was never happy with Blustack’s performance with my fav games. I stopped using it years back, now I stumbled upon Andy, lets see how this bloke goes and does what it must not miss.

  • dindu

    andy “Works” but it’s way too slow to take seriously. They need to fix their product or delete it because as it is it’s just a massive waste of time

  • Android Emulators for pc are a must these days

  • NTN Labs

    I did installed both yesterday. In my case, Andy is the better option.

  • Michael Fitch

    I have blue stacks and Andy. Blue stacks is flawless and Andy is always acting up. I never run both at same time. Just now I had to delete Andy and will find something else. You get what you pay for folks. Don’t let andy fool ya.

  • sally

    Blue stacks has become way too bugy its getting worse with each update
    so Im jumping on the Andy bandwagons F**** bluestacks

  • Invictvs

    Which would be best if you’re only using it for BBM? I want the lightest emulator to just chat from my PC.

  • Guest

    From my point of view, these two has been out of date now. There is a new emulator just released called Nox App Player and is so far the best I’ve ever used. It’s fast and totally free. Compatible with both Intel and AMD processors and could run multiple android instances at the same time. Totally worth check out:

  • Valentin Stanescu

    If anyone found an emulator that Actually Worked with Blossom Blast Saga, PLEASE SHARE. Thanks a lot.

  • Yo Nik

    what do u think about MIME it is easily one click root

  • Shishkabob

    Niether, they’re both bloatware now and will auto download random apps you won’t want. Andy has it worse where it will auto startup those random apps it downloads.

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  • EloCode

    And what’s difference between version android using in both of them !!

  • Mirrambel Kit Lodronio Flores

    i used Bluestacks for a months but i switched up to andy cause my bluestacks failed and can’t deleted the seems a virus now i use andy but there is another prob. about it… and there is no text/letters in my android games..hope u help me for my prob…sorry for my bad english …

  • OGRastamon

    Clearly this review was written by a lying shill for Andy. Installation takes as long as patching an MMO, launch is as long as the first Sims, Gmail doesn’t work, Google Play doesn’t work, your actions are constantly hijacked by sponsored app installations, and that great support the reviewer gushes about is a supposedly public FB group to which my application is still pending approval.

  • Twisted World

    Somehow you forgot to mention that Andy is infested with pop-up advertisement spam out of the box, so there’s no need to compare ANY feature of it with software that doesn’t contain mallware.

  • Boom244

    andY 4 LIFE!!!!

  • mahesha999

    Is marshmellow available on Andy? Or even Lollipop?

  • Konstantin Anisko

    Why nothing said about the fact that Bluestacks do something in behind, hidden from user? It never stops even closed. After the direct comand “close” it stays in memory as several active processes. As rumor, I even read somewhere that ones found evidences that Bluestack collecting all info including keylog from your PC. This is the reason I’ve deleted Bluestacks recently.
    Nothing about this for Andy…