Andy – The Android Emulator is a free android emulator for PC which focused on better user interface along with powerful performance. Andy is quite resource intensive as minimum system requirements for the same is high, as compared to other emulators. Andy runs perfectly fine on Windows 7 or greater based computers having minimum of 3GB RAM and dual-core processor.
Note: According to Andy developer, your system need to be fairly new for running this software at its best capabilities.
The home screen you get after installing and running Andy is really simple yet effective. You will see standard swipe lock screen. During the first launch of the app you will need to link your Google account to Andy. Best thing about this android emulator is that you can resize your Andy window on the fly. This feature is absent among all other emulators. You can also set exact DPI and resolution for this software which is really an awesome tool.
Andy creates a perfect Android Environment in your computer for running any android app at its best. It also supports inbuilt camera and microphone so you can use it just like your smartphone. It also supports keyboard shortcuts so operating Andy via keyboard is not so difficult if you doesn’t possess touch screen enabled computer. One perticular feature which I liked about this emulator is that it supports zooming along with full sensor support. Although keyboard mapping is still absent in the current version of Andy but according to its developer it will probably be present in the next update.
If you want to play an android game on your PC using your phone as remote control then you can absolutely do that with Andy. Andy lets you use your android phone like a remote control. This is really a feature which you should try out if you are running Andy on your PC for creating android environment.
It also gives you the ability to integrate Android with Windows. You can launch any android app from your desktop screen itself just like you run any Windows game straight from the icon present at desktop. It can also handle the task of your phone PC suite like file transfer, editing, updates etc.
Overall Andy is a great emulator software with re-size ability and lots of unique features. Although it’s restores intensive but provides immense new and powerful tools.