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Topic # 242432 28-Oct-2018 15:03
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What would be the best way to run a single Android app on my Surface Pro (Core m3, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, Windows 10 Pro)?

 

A lot of what I see in repeated online searches is old, is poorly written, or refers to emulators that look a bit dodgy.

 

The single Android app is The Economist (magazine).  I have no interest in Android gaming (which seems to be the focus of many of the emulators) and I do not write apps myself.

 

The Economist's app for Windows has been unavailable for many months and is now discontinued.  I was using their app for Chrome within the Chrome browser, but that app too has been discontinued.  Only the iOS and Android apps survive, and I understand that no true iOS emulator is available for Windows.

 

I've also got VMware Player ready to install and could then install an x86 version of Android.  I get the impression, though, that this would require a repartitioning, occupy a substantial portion of RAM, and consume some cycles at all times.


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  Reply # 2115463 28-Oct-2018 17:27
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There is no partitioning needed for a VM, it makes a disk image that is just a file on the computer and the OS sees that image as its discs and partitions it inside there.

 

Everyone just uses bluestacks that I know who need to emulate android to get apps working on their desktop.





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