Windows is ubiquitous on PCs, but on smartphones, Android is the predominant. The majority of users therefore find themselves juggling between different operating systems, depending on their devices.
We will introduce two techniques to work around this problem, the use of emulators and virtualization software.
Use Android apps and games on Windows
Thanks to the free BlueStacks emulator, you can use your favorite Android apps and games on your PC. To do this, sign up by logging into your Google account, then download the applications to your PC.
This emulator is very practical because it integrates the Google Play Store.
Be aware, however, that games may not display clearly, since they have a specific resolution for mobile devices.
In addition, if your PC screen is not touch sensitive, you will not be able to zoom in or out.
YouWave and KoPlayer are two other free emulators that are worth the detour. KoPlayer is more intended for gamers, make sure your graphics card is compatible with OpenGL 2.0 for better 2D and 3D rendering.
Use Windows programs on Android
To use Windows programs on an Android smartphone or tablet, you need virtualization software.
The latter will simulate your operating system so that you can control your PC from your smartphone.
Access will be via a WiFi or 4G connection, this must be powerful enough for better remote use.
Finally, your PC should imperatively stay on, so remember to deactivate the Sleep option.
To carry out this operation, we offer the free Microsoft Remote Desktop application.
Before installing it on your Android, know that it is only compatible with Windows 8 (Pro and Enterprise) and Windows 10 Pro. Alas, the application is not suitable for Family editions.
(Remote Desktop System Settings)
Alternatively, you can use the free CrossOver emulator from Codeweavers. It allows you to launch Windows programs on Android, exclusively devices with an x86 processor.
For optimal use, prefer a tablet to a smartphone.
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