I tried running Android 4.1.1 in VirtualBox, but it was too slow and sluggish to do anything. I came across Windroy which runs Android as a Windows app, but it won't run Google Play.

I want to run this on my laptop. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Try BlueStacks and tell us how it goes.

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    Bluestacks has gone through a lot of new updates since the last time I used it. Wouldn't run on Windows 8, but fine on my Windows 7 laptop. Thank you! Commented Sep 1, 2013 at 23:26
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    No problem.. hope they fix the windows 8 compatibility issue soon.. glad it worked for you :)
    – Kmelkon
    Commented Sep 2, 2013 at 5:27
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    or May be Andy?..it cliams it works well on windows 7/8
    – Lucky
    Commented Jun 24, 2015 at 20:15
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    @MichaelSchwartz you could also try Phoenix OS or Remix OS.
    – William
    Commented Feb 13, 2017 at 0:52
  • Those didn't exist when I posted this. Gotta say I love Remix OS. It's really nice! Commented Feb 18, 2017 at 18:39

Try youwave or bluestacks, both works just fine and smooth too.

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