How To Run Android Applications on Windows (pc) in Nigeria

Getting applications from your phone or tablet to your personal computer (pc) isn’t as easy as installing a windows programme. Although, Microsoft is beta testing android application mirroring in windows 10, this isn’t about running the physical application on your machine.

We do have to know that applications on windows have improved. However once in a while, you will come across a really useful mobile application that has not made its way to the (pc) world yet. There are third-party softwares that can be used to run these applications on your windows computer as far as it runs on android.

To add this, if you are running a chrome book, you may choose to get more information on how to install Android application on chrome operating system.

While there are a number of ways to go about getting it done, however, in order to make things simple, ranging from emulators to dual-booting. In this article here is a comprehensive guide on what utilities and softwares you’ll need to install android applications on almost any windows computer.

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  ANDROID-X86

Android-X86 is an open-source project software that seeks to port the newest version android to windows hardware. The latest version of android-x86 adds much welcome support for google’s notification features, smarter management of background applications, smart text selection, and open Gl ES 3.x hardware acceleration for intel, AMD, and Nvidia graphics.

Android-X86 lets you use your own user preference, this means it lets you customize android to your liking. You can install third-party home screens, themes and more without having to worry whether or not they will fit perfectly or per nicely together unlike the Remix OS.

HOW TO INSTALL ANDROID-X86 TO YOUR (PC) HARD DRIVE

STEP 1: The first initial step is to be sure your windows personal computers (pc) hard drive has at least 2GB of free space. You can now download the latest Android-x86 ISO. If your device isn’t listed, Endeavor to download the generic file.

STEP 2: Secondly, download UNetbootin. Open UNetbootin and select the Android-x86 ISO file you downloaded earlier. select USB drive from the list of options, and click ok. Then you wait for UNetbootin to copy and install Android-x86 to your flash drive.

STEP 3: Reboot your personal computer (pc) and select boot to restart the device selection screen. Then click your flash drive from the Unetbootin menu, select install Android-x86 to hard disk.

STEP 4: Select the location- to which you want to install Android-x86. The program will ask if you want to format the disk, note that if you feel unsure about this move do not format as it is optional.

STEP 5: You will also be required to install GRUB. select yes and click yes again. After that you’ll be required to make system r/w, which enables Android-x86 to read and write data to your hard drive.

STEP 6: Restart your computer for the second time. Once installed, as with Phoenix OS, use the google play store to install Android applications as you wish.

PHOENIX OS

The Phoenix Os is a full Android 7.1 or 5.1 operating system that runs on windows operating system machine. This gives it the functionality of a desktop Os, along with all of the compatibility with Android applications. This is a guide on how to use it on your personal computer (pc).

STEP 1: Go to the phoenix Os download page and download the latest installer for your (pc). Choose the .exe or ISO file for the version of android you prefer. Currently, you choose the installer for Android 7.1 or Android 5.1.

STEP 2: Create a new partition for phoenix os to install onto.

STEP 3: You can then run the phoenix os installer and install it on the new partition. Alternatively, create an operational booting USB drive with it, and install on boot.

STEP 4: Choose a volume letter and the size of the volume you want to create.

STEP 5: While you wait for the installation process to be completed, then reboot and select phoenix os from the boot menu. You do not have to worry as the latest versions of phoenix os comes preloaded with the google play store, so you can download your applications from there.

DUAL BOOTING

The term “DUAL BOOTING” refers to the common configuration of specifically two operating systems. Multi-booting may require a custom boot loader.

There is an alternative to Android emulators that gives you newer versions of Android, it is the dual booting. And what it does is that it effectively and efficiently transforms your windows computer into an Android device.

That means you will gain the option to boot into Android operating system the moment you switch on your computer, and the Android application will work just like it does on your smartphone or tablet.

it will be good to know that this is not as easy or simple as installing a native Android, Because computer hardware like intel processors, graphics cards, and physical hard drives have to be added by a third-party developer to Android, you will need to find a custom distribution that supports your personal computer(pc).

BLUESTACKS EMULATOR

The bluestacks application player is among the best robust Android emulators around, allowing users to run games and applications on Android 7.1.2(nougat) on your windows desktop.

It boasts of a custom-designed interface that makes it easy to toggle emulation settings and launch applications and layer cake technology that uses hardware accelerators to improve the performance of Android games in windows. If you’ve got access to social media platforms like face book or twitter and a personal computer (pc) with more than 8GB of RAM, users can run applications and games directly from the Bluestacks window.

Bluestacks is free, and it has got an optional subscription of $4 per month and up to $40 per year and it also premium support and exclusive offers from application developers.

HOW TO INSTALL BLUESTACKS TO YOUR COMPUTER’S HARD DRIVE

STEP 1: Download the installer from the official Bluestacks website.

STEP 2: Launch the installed application and choose the storage location for application and data files. The bluestacks directory can not be changed as it will install on your boot drive on default.

STEP 3: The moment Bluestacks is done with the installation, user should launch it, enter the google account information and log in to gain access into the google play store. This is where you will find all of your installed and purchased applications for your windows (pc).

 

Chinedu Okeke

Chinedu is the founder of Nigerian Tech. He is a tech enthusiast who has the passion for emerging trends in the tech industry. He is also a professional web content developer.

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