Hey Guys, as you know the Smartphone market is dominated by Android OS – which itself is an operating system designed / based on the linux kernel , but unfortunately the Android Emulators for Linux itself are quite less as compared to windows counterparts 🙁 . so let’s have a look on the 5 best Android Emulators for Linux to run android apps and play android games on Linux -Ubuntu,LinuxMint,Fedora,ArchLinux etc
Genymotion – This is probably the Best Android emulator when it comes to Linux Platform due to some unique abilities present only in genymotion, Features of Genymotion are —
AndroVM is the Parent Project of genymotion – nevertheless it still works and works awesomely! and the best thing about Andro VM is that the android machine is deployed offline on your PC unlike Genymotion where it is deployed on your PC through cloud, thus you can use Andro VM to install Android Emulator on your linux even offline
3. Andy Android Emulator by Andyroid.net – Andy OS
You might want to check out this new emulator which runs directly inside Google Chrome Browser – ARChon! Android Emulator.
4. Official Android SDK – Android Emulator / AVDs
5. Jar of Beans – Wine Compatible!
Installing VirtualBox on Linux
Update : You might love it to check out the New Firefox OS on PC – Click here to Configure Firefox OS Emulator on your Linux
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I’m getting an error when trying to install virtualbox. It can’t find the package.
Same problem here as River. I am using Ubuntu.
Try just sudo apt-get install virtualbox instead of the other one.
AndyOS is vaporware. Mid July has come and gone, no update on status,no info on website. Linux/Mac support page still says “Come back some time in Mid-July”
Did you get piad to include them?
Damn, will this Andy thing be out one day ? Stills ins dev, can’t wait for it !……
It should probably be mentioned that the publisher of AndyOS has previously produced adware. Moreover, when confronted with this particular issue, the developers only had only bad excuses to offer, so it’s probably a good idea to avoid that for now.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/2458sb/andy_a_new_android_emulator/ch3xgu0 (user eyalfishler is the dev)
AndyOS reeks of dodgy software to be honest. I installed it onto a windows virtual machine (after reading about the problem I am about to describe), and when I tried to uninstall it, I couldn’t. Windows Add/Remove said that I “didn’t have access rights to uninstall it”. That sounds like the software is doing something it shouldn’t. I’m just glad I installed it into a VM, so that I could just delete and recreate it. Wouldn’t put AndyOS anywhere near a proper installation after that.
whoa! Thanks a lot for this information i need running android on my linuxmint
Which one could run on centos?
Except that andyroid is not available for linux. It’s for win/mac and according to archive.org it always has been.
anyone can suggest me to choose emulator for low spec pc, 1,8 gb ram, intel celeron 1,5ghz (2)
Still not possible to have stable AndyOS for ubuntu.
Hi Ryan, check out android-x86.org You can run it in a virtual machine or install it.
Genymotion is completely crippled unless you pay, not worth it. AndroVM is just more Genymotion crap, don’t bother. The Official SDK, which the author “doesn’t like”, lol, should be at the top of the list, but I suspect the author was paid to pump crappy payware. Droid4X didn’t work under Wine for me. Archon didn’t work either.
Command for installing VirtualBox 4.3 on Ubuntu 15
sudo sh -c “echo ‘deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian ‘$(lsb_release -cs)’ contrib non-free’ > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list” && wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add – && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.3 dkms
I’ve tried andydroid but there’s no linux installation file so the title is misleading
Great run down on the emulators. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and installed VirtualBox and GenyMotion. The problem I am having is a custom phone or touch pad won’t run it comes up and says:
Unable to start the virtual device.
VirtualBox cannot start the virtual device.
To find out the cause of the problem, start the virtual device from VirtualBox.
For more information, check the log files. Please refer to: https://www.genymotion.com/#!/support?chapter=collapse-logs#faq
If I run Google Galaxy Nexus 4.3 api18 720X1280 it will come up but is painfully slow. I am running a pretty fast computer and especially on Linux.
Would it be a memory issue with the Genymotion or the Google Galaxy setup?
It’s free for personal use!
Genymotion is worthless crap. Doesn’t install properly on Ubuntu.
in genymotion says:
The virtual device got no IP address.
The VirtualBox DHCP server has not assigned an IP address to the virtual device. To find a solution, please start VirtualBox.
For more information, please refer to: http://www.genymotion.com/faq/dhcp
which is android emulkator for redhat
I tried Andy OS on Win7 and it uninstalled my VMWare!!!!! BE WARNED cuz they don’t warn you!
Android is all about collecting consumer data. Which emulator sends my metadata where?
is there anything like jide remix player for mint??
Outdated, links not working
cant NOX run on ubuntu?
that the best emulator I think
After several hours of trial and eroor i finally used the information to get my own system fixed, so thanks for the infos.