Playing with the Android emulator on your computer is a pretty geeky endeavor, but YouWave makes it easy to accomplish on your Windows PC. If you can download and install a Windows program, you can have an Android virtual machine running on your desktop in just a few minutes. All without ever touching the SDK or Sun’s JDK. As a bonus, the Window it runs in has a really easy method of installing third party apps from free Android applications stores, as well as apps downloaded to your PC.
The Android operating system is currently the world’s most popular mobile platform, due to its permissive licensing and the large community of enthusiast developers that create all kinds of applications. If you have not had the chance to experiment with a device running on this OS or simply want to run Android programs on your PC, YouWave for Android can give you a helping hand.
This particular application is capable of emulating Android apps on your home computer, without having a mobile phone connected to your system. Based on VirtualBox, it currently provides support for Android 2.3. As a result, some apps may not work when run with YouWave for Android and you might need to download a previous version in order to overcome compatibility issues.
- Supports Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
- Simulated SD card functionality – enables game saving
- Saved State – enables fast restart
- Enables multi-player online games
- Dynamic rotating – phone-like instant response (new)
- Volume control buttons (new)
- Retractable control panel (new)