The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #170037   Message #4124444
Posted By: Jon Freeman
28-Oct-21 - 12:51 PM
Thread Name: Tech: They lied, Here's Windows 11
Subject: RE: Tech: They lied, Here's Windows 11
Hmm, heres something I typed earlier but had decided not to post. Maybe it will give bonzo some ideas to try...

I started to look at the look at the new Windows System for Android but decided against opting in to the insiders program. It started me looking at running Android on Windows and there seem to be a few other ways:

There is an “Arc Welder” extension for Chrome which apparently can work with Windows.

There are a number of emulators which seem mostly targeted at gaming of which BlueStacks seems to get the most mentions

I feel all of these would need a bit of research in terms of possible ads, costs, and security.

You could install Android on VirtualBox or perhaps other virtual machine.

You could use the tools in the Android SDK. I have done this (eg via Android Studio) but found it slow. That said, it’s quite a while since I last had a play with Android development and things can change.

Both of these are probably more involved than your “average user” (whatever that is) might want.