Windroy (WindowsAndroid) 1.2

An excellent Android emulator for Windows machines

  • Vote:
    6.6 (104)
  • Category:

    Operating Systems

  • Version:

    (WindowsAndroid) 1.2

  • Works under:

    Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free

Windroy is an emulator that gives a desktop or laptop computer running the Windows Vista, 7 or 8 operating system the same capabilities as though it were running Android (version 4.0.3r1). Essentially, it makes a computer feel as though it were running the same system that is normally run on a mobile device. This makes it easy to install both apps and games on computers that would not be able to otherwise be installed.

Pros:

  • Extremely Stable: This program is run on Windows kernel, which means that it is extremely stable and will not become unstable except for the most extreme of circumstances. It also provides support and management of how quickly the hardware accelerates and optimizes all resolutions up to 1920 x 1080.
  • Two Modes: When activated, the program will automatically open in full screen mode, which most people prefer, because it is easier to work with. However, this program can also be changed so that it opens in windowed mode, which allows the user to precisely choose the side that he or she wants for the program.
  • Allows Developers to Test their Creations: By being able to simulate an Android environment, web developers and game developers are able to test their products without using a separate device. This improves the speed of the development process and ensures that a program functions fully on mobile devices.
  • Easy to Install This program is exceedingly easy to install because it allows the user to simply follow the instructions that have been provided by the installation wizard. If a user simply follows these instructions, then he or she will be able to have the program installed within a matter of minutes.
  • Comprehensive Help Documents: There are a number of different documents that can be used to help a beginning user get started with this emulator. This makes the program much more accessible for those who are new to emulators and the Android operating system.

Cons:

  • No Google Play Store: The Google Play Store app will not function on this emulator, meaning that all additional applications will need to be installed through the program's own APK, a process which is slightly more difficult. This could slow down developers and makes the system less efficient.
  • Obligatory Email Address Registration: This program requires that any and all users register their accounts with an email address. This can be both time-consuming and annoying because it has the potential to fill an email address with unwanted mail that could otherwise be avoided. It also reduces the anonymity of this program.
  • No Mouse Wheel: This program does not allow the user to utilize the wheel of the mouse for scrolling capabilities. This is not a huge problem, because a number of different other methods of scrolling can be used, but it can be annoying for those who are trying to use the program's features quickly and get a project finished as soon as possible.

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