Android is probably the most powerful and highly customizable mobile operating system out there. Android, since it’s launch by Google back in 2007, has been powering millions low to mid to high end smart phones, including the famous Samsung Galaxy series.
Users who would like to run Android on Windows have limited options. Users need to either download and install ISOs of x86 ported Android or use the popular Bluestacks program to run thousands of Android apps on Windows with a few mouse clicks.
It seems the popular Bluestacks, the software that allows you run Android apps on Windows, finally has a good competitor. Users who would like to test and run Android on Windows can now download a free program named WindowsAndroid.
WindowsAndroid is a free software to run Android OS on Windows. According to the developer, it doesn’t uses a simulator such as VirtualBox and it keeps full Android capabilities. Because WindowsAndroid makes use of Windows and hardware performance leverage, it’s fast and lets you run all Android apps and games.
Using WindowsAndroid is fairly simple. Download the setup, run the setup, complete the installation, double-click on the WindowsAndroid icon that you see on the desktop to start running Android on your machine.
Please note that the current release of WindowsAndroid is an early alpha build. So it mightn’t behave as it should and you might come across issues. We suggest you create a system restore point before installing the program.
We also recommend you watch the official video of WindowsAndroid in action available at the download page. Uses who would like to know more about the program can download the PDF brochure from developer’s website.
WindowsAndroid is compatible with Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems and supports any UI resolution. Download size of current version is ~ 60 MB and requires around 210 MB of your free disk space for the installation.