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Best android os for pc

Android is one of the biggest names in the mobile operating system market today along with Apple's iOS. Did you know that you can actually run the Android OS on your PC? Have a look at some of the best Android-based OS you could try for your PC today.

1.Oracle VM VirtualBox

Free download
Virtualbox is a features-rich VM application for Mac and Windows by Oracle. Apt for business and home use, Virtualbox boasts an open-source infrastructure. It is cross-platform so it can work on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Solaris machines.

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  • Agustín de la Rosa

    by Agustín de la Rosa

    This one is very easy to use and it is free, which is nice. However because it is free, it has stability issues and there are some compatibility issue More

  • Aaron Kim

    by Aaron Kim

    Oracle VM is kind of like the greek oracles it has brought peace to my mind and and my geeky friends' mind when we were trying to find a safe way to a More

  • by Kevin Chen

    I'm not sure if Oracle VM VirtualBox is what I am looking for. I'm am not 100% if it offer an Android OS for my PC and i'm a little reluctant to try.

  • George Silva

    by George Silva

    Though it took some searching, I did find that you can run Android in VirtualBox on Windows. This is a very good solution here. VirtualBox is a very g More

2.BlueStacks

Free download

BlueStacks is an Android Emulator that lets you run your favorite mobile apps and games fast and fullscreen on your Windows PC and Mac for free. It also serves as a gaming platform for mobile games that you would like to run on your desktop.

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  • Joe Weber

    by Joe Weber

    Best android os for me, it can also access mobile games even if you dont have your smartphone with you which is really cool.

  • by Hannah May

    I love playing games on my mobile phone and love it even more when I can play it on a huge screen - for free! BlueStacks lets me do exactly that, and  More

  • Lin Hao

    by Lin Hao

    this emulator is well known so I decided to download it and install in my PC. My pc works even fast and soo I got to play even those high-end Android  More

  • Diana Washington

    by Diana Washington

    If you are looking for an option to run Android OS on a PC, I think there are better options than BlueStacks. BlueStacks is a powerful emulator that l More

3.Genymotion

Paid: $136 Varies by plan

Genymotion is simple to use, simple to set up and feature-rich AndroidVM emulator. It is developed to help app developers test their products. It has a free trial available and two paid versions.

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  • Steven Reid

    by Steven Reid

    Genymotion is the best android operating system for pc to use while debugging and testing android applications. It consumes less computer resourses an More

  • Alfonso Lugo

    by Alfonso Lugo

    This is one of the most helpful and legit android for PC software. I love that using a webcam connected to a computer as a camera is allowed for th

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4.PrimeOS

Free download

PrimeOS is an operating system based on the Android x86. It is used to convert computers into Android-like devices so it can use Android-exclusive applications and still work as a computer. It allows users to enjoy a fusion of PC and Android.

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  • Juan Griffin

    by Juan Griffin

    Probably the best android os for pc that I've tried. I was using Remix OS for a while now and I just want to try this one for fun. But its compatibili More

  • Nicholas Smith

    by Nicholas Smith

    PrimeOS gave me the impression that I have a MacOs desktop or MacOS. It has that feel so it's all good. This is the best Android OS for PC hands do

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  • JINESH GIRISH NAIR null

    by JINESH GIRISH NAIR null

    Very much impressed with the lightning fast performance. Working well with AMD/Radeon processors. I love Prime OS.

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    by Elena Taranenko null

    имеет x86 и x86_x64 архитектуру, отлично работает на устаревших девайсах dell за 20$... Хорошая поддержка приложений, и отзывчивость интерфейса...

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    by Steff Müller null

    no video playback whatsover on any video apps

  • by Frances Hall

    Been searching for the best Android OS emulator and I found it. This is really the best way to run Android for PC without having restrictions

5.Chrome OS

Free download

Chrome OS is a Linux-based operating system developed by Google to run applications primarily through the chrome browser. It is pre-installed on all chrome books you purchase but i can be used through a bootable USB drive. 

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  • John Cao

    by John Cao

    I really like using this one, it has fast bootup and has an easy user switching which is really nice. However, it does not have a desktop icon which i More

  • Gabriel Meza

    by Gabriel Meza

    Great for Linux! Not bad for people who want to get into Android apps while using desktops and what nor

6.Phoenix OS

Free download

Phoenix OS(x86) is an Android-based operating system with PC productivity. It works well with computers that run with an Intel x86 series and with more than 2G internal storage.

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  • Helen Jia

    by Helen Jia

    This one is really nice, it is regularly updated and you can play any android games on pc with 30+fps. But i must say that the massive amount of ads t More

  • Jesse Ford

    by Jesse Ford

    This is what Microsoft shamelessly tried to steal for Windows 8. While that crashed and burned, this is the real deal. It's fluid and what I'm used to More

  • Jeffrey Cook

    by Jeffrey Cook

    Finally! Phoenix OS solved my problem for Android OS for computers with more than 2G storage! 😎

  • Edison Meng

    by Edison Meng

    The program is lightweight and fast. It requires a small amount of storage. Though, it doesn't seem as feature-rich as some of the alternatives. Some  More

  • Peter Cole

    by Peter Cole

    Im also using phoenix OS on my computer, and so far, I'm loving it!!! It got me to play those Android games on PC as if it's absolutely an android dev More

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    by Anish Darshandhari null

    We can play any games like pubg,free fire,without graphics card and without lags.

7.Resurrection Remix OS

Free download

Resurrection Remix OS is a software which has the latest Android source code and security updates. Featuring a read-only memory, this project was founded by Altan in 2012.

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  • Leonardo Romo

    by Leonardo Romo

    Pretty nice to use, works well with my mac and i haven't experienced any lagging or stability issues too.

  • Victoria Brooks

    by Victoria Brooks

    Finally found the right Android OS for my macbook. It has all my apps running properly so I got no complaints. this will be a great OS with a few t

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  • dragoi costel null

    by dragoi costel null

    this os works on pc? how ?

8.Anbox

Free download

Anbox is a software that lets users run Android applications on GNU/Linux operating systems. It puts the Android operating system into a container, abstracts hardware access and integrates core system services into the system.

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  • Dennis Hudson

    by Dennis Hudson

    I installed it on Ubuntu and it worked ¯\(ツ)/¯ I only tried a simple App and it was a bit crashy, but really liked the concept. Haven't tried it in ha More

  • Teresa Fields

    by Teresa Fields

    This is actually one of the easiest Android OS for PC to isntall. Great to have been using Linux and I really prefer Android OS especially for down

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  • Mildred Silva

    by Mildred Silva

    Anbox is the best tool you can use for Linux trust me. Very easy to use and it will really take away your worries on how to install android on a pc

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9.Openthos

Free download

Openthos is a software that supports Android apps and Linux apps in multi-Windows. For Openthos to run your computer has to be 64-bit and support x86 operating system.

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  • Philip Webb

    by Philip Webb

    Even Linux apps work well with this Android OS. Openthos made it possible for Windows user like me.

  • Roger Butler

    by Roger Butler

    This needs a bit of work but manageable all the same it could use some tweaks so if anyone of the users here would kindly share their opinion then we  More

  • Lawrence Newman

    by Lawrence Newman

    I was in the need to be able to run the Android OS on my PC. I came across Openthos and it was exactly what I needed to accomplished my goal.

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    by Technical Maan null

    how to download ???????

  • Fadu King null

    by Fadu King null

    Based on lollipop... Urgghhh, otherwise project is good

  • by Kathryn Woods

    This is very flexible. Never thought I'd get out of Windows but thanks to this! Running Android became possible

10.KoPlayer

Free download

KoPlayer is an Android emulator that it allows you to run Android games or apps on your desktop PC. In addition to simply running Android software, it has a number of other features that make it stand out, particularly for Android gamers.

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  • Sara Jones

    by Sara Jones

    I like it, it runs fast and can have multiple accounts simultaneously online but it does not support some games which is a downer.

  • Joyce Andrews

    by Joyce Andrews

    Koplayer has been quite of a surprise as is the best in all I have tried and it works faster compared to others as an android os for pc. Hopefully,

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11.Lineage OS

Free download

Lineage OS is a custom OS/ROM for Android devices. It is an alternative operating system intended to replace the one pre-installed on smartphones and tablets. Lineage OS developers add features, fixes, and improvements that Google didn't include

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  • Amit Tata

    by Amit Tata

    everything is fine with this rom, working good, have installed on mi max 2, only thing not working is volume control during the call, and acutally all More

  • Tyler McDonald

    by Tyler McDonald

    Top notch platform to emulate Android apps on my Windows. Definitely no hassle and dealing with this since I downloaded it

12.Bliss OS

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Bliss OS is a free quality OS for the Open Source Community that you can run across multiple platforms (phones, tablets, PCs and laptops). Bliss OS features lots of options and customization tools for you to run it as a daily driver.

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  • Sean Liang

    by Sean Liang

    Nice! Google play store is already installed and it comes with ARM virtualization support and comes with a taskbar launcher but it has limited hardwar More

  • Jack Vasquez

    by Jack Vasquez

    As the name suggests for those looking for a way to use Android OS on their PC this will bring you bliss as it has for me. I was trying to program som More

  • Tony Dai

    by Tony Dai

    Out of all the Android OS for PC that I used, Bliss OS will be my first choice. The customization feature really got me.

  • npc 11 null

    by npc 11 null

    This is just android x86 with some removed functionality and the stability sucks

  • Fadu King null

    by Fadu King null

    No added features other than androidx86, just a fork of it and branded as bliss. Noobs!

  • by William Alexander

    Having Play Store on my PC is a total joy! Gaming with Android OS is so much fun man. Thanks to this! One of the best Android emulators

13.Android-x86

Free download

This is an open source and powerful port of Android to run natively on x86 platform. The project began as a series of patches to the Android source code to enable Android to run on various netbooks, tablets, and ultra-mobile PC.

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  • Alejandro Delgado

    by Alejandro Delgado

    good for old laptop pcs before 2004 with low ram runs much smother than old pc with xp or win 7 im running android x86 as os not from virtualbox on a  More

  • by Eugene Hunter

    I do a lot of app development, and this has been a life saver! It's way faster to compile and test directly in the Android-x86 VM than to do an adb pu More

  • Paul Perry

    by Paul Perry

    when I tried putting the Android-x86 on my pc, the performance became smooth, appears as if it's my phone in a bigger version, easy to navigate and us More

  • Guillermina Salinas

    by Guillermina Salinas

    The development of this one is really great from scraps of raw codes to an absolutely useful programming software accessory. It is simply a wonder to  More

  • Sean Murray

    by Sean Murray

    My PC has AMD and Intel x86 processors and it works great for it. Good android OS for laptop

  • John Clarke

    by John Clarke

    I have tried to like this os but it fails to do what remix os does ...and that is control games with mouse it doesn't do it if it did I would use it a More

14.Shashlik

Free download

Shashlik is a Linux-based software that lets Android apps run correctly. Shashlik provides an incredibly stripped down Android base which boots directly into the loaded app together with a running activity manager so that intents still work correctly.

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  • Daniel Monroy

    by Daniel Monroy

    This one really has potential into something big but it is no longer developed. I've been using PrimeOS since then.

  • Norma Vargas

    by Norma Vargas

    Well I've been confused at first because of the many versions that this software has but it actually does well for Android apps on your desktop

DID YOU KNOW?

While primarily intended for mobile devices, the Android OS is now also used for smartwatches, TVs, and cars. Google, who acquired the company in 2005, has developed Wear OS for smartwatches, Android TV for smart TVs, and Android Auto for cars. Unofficially, Android can also be installed on a personal computer through third-party software, which is great for people looking for an alternative OS for PC. App developers are often the ones to use Android on a PC in making sure that the app runs smoothly through every step of development.

There are different ways to install Android on a PC, and one of them is to run a device emulator. As the name suggests, a device emulator lets users simulate an Android device as a virtual device. Essentially, the user is running Android for PC, which is emulating an Android device. Another way to use the Android OS on a PC is to use software that is based on the Android Open Source Project. Programs like Android-x86 and Remix OS were created to run the mobile operating software on other platforms, such as computers with x86 architecture. With these programs installed, users can utilize the Android OS as an alternative desktop operating system and run Android applications on their computers.

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