YouWave

Install and run Android apps on your PC

Ever wanted to use WhatsApp on your PC or play mobile games on your desktop? YouWave is a program that emulates the Android operating system on your computer. View full description

PROS

  • Test Android apps on your PC
  • Perfectly emulates the Android interface
  • Offers a virtual SD card

CONS

  • Not all applications are compatible with it
  • Some stability issues

Good
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Ever wanted to use WhatsApp on your PC or play mobile games on your desktop? YouWave is a program that emulates the Android operating system on your computer.

What does YouWave do?

Much like BlueStacks App Player or Andy OS, YouWave lets you try out Android apps and games on your PC in a way that lets you see exactly how they would look and play on an Android phone.

YouWave doesn't support the latest version of the Android KitKat, but instead offers Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the home version of the app. It includes SD card functionality (sharing a folder between your PC and the virtual machine), support for multiplayer online games, dynamic rotating, and volume control buttons.

Installing apps with YouWave

By default, YouWave includes the native Android apps such as music, settings, browser, and more. Installing apps can be done via Google Play (which in itself you need to install before you start), or by downloading and installing APKs. The process for this isn't as easy as it could be, and is certainly more fiddly than it is in BlueStacks.

The user interface in YouWave feels very old fashioned and the design of the control panel is a bit clunky.

Is it worth it?

On a practical level, despite some minor stability issues, YouWave works OK. It allows external applications to load and simulates quite well on the Android phone interface, although certain applications don't run well if at all, especially if they are designed for newer versions of the Android OS.

YouWave gives Android enthusiasts the opportunity to try out apps on their PC in a simulated Android interface environment

YouWave

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YouWave 3.30

— User reviews — about YouWave

  • norman.waterhouse.5

    by norman.waterhouse.5

    "no i crnt y ask lol "

    u wanna try bluestacks luv it might work on there thts if u aint tryed it already lol x . More.

    reviewed on December 9, 2014

  • vinod.suthar.73932

    by vinod.suthar.73932

    "not working nice"

    it is very slow and not working very well i want whatsapp that is not working in that . More.

    reviewed on November 9, 2014

  • "very bad emulator bluestacks beeter than youwave"

    why this cannot run ARM7 code apk files youwave inc needs to improve this software. More.

    reviewed on October 27, 2014

  • mauricio.ezeiza

    by mauricio.ezeiza

    "buena"

    buena ejecuta bien ademas un buen sistema android 2.3.4 deberian probar el ics 4.0.4. More.

    reviewed on March 14, 2014

  • vagelisg23

    by vagelisg23

    "Excellent"

    Excellent Program with android apps and games. Is very good. Download without second thought!! EXCELLENT! THANKS. More.

    reviewed on December 8, 2013

  • Random User

    by Random User

    "Save your money!."

    The few games it does run, run well.. However, most games give an ARM error so not worth the trouble or money when the f... More.

    reviewed on September 6, 2012