Android on your Windows PC: BlueStacks

BlueStacks is an Android emulator for your Windows PC. You can run Android apps on your Windows PC. I run BlueStacks 5 on my Windows 11 PC. It’s easier to install and configure than Oracle VM VirtualBox, so if you have Windows, this is the way to go.


You can currently run three different versions of Android:

  • Nougat 32-bit
  • Nougat 64-bit
  • Pie 64-bit (Beta)

Android gives sweet names to each Android version. Nougat is Android version 7, while Pie is Android version 9. I run Nougat 64-bit.