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android ap on windows pc?

 
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is there a way to run an android ap on a windows PC?
 
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Yep. I have no personal experience with emulators for this, but they certainly exist.

I would suggest searching for 'best windows ## android emulator' to find comparisons of the various options. (With ## replaced with the appropriate windows version..)
 
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I have not tried myself, but I've heard that Bluestacks is pretty good.
 
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Do you need Windoze and the android app to run at the same time? The easiest way that I have personally found is to download a version of android that's been modified to run on a PC, install it on a flashdrive and reboot. (Using the android flashdrive as an operating system.) It has a few quirks, but most apps I've tried run on it. Let me know if you'd like links or a description of the quirks.

I know I'd be interested in info or links from anyone who got an emulator to work easily. (No rush, though. Our PC died.)
 
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Hoping it's okay to ask something on a related note: What's the easiest way to transfer photos from an iPhone/iPad to a Windoze PC if I don't want to use Apple ID/iTunes?   My usual workaround is to just Email the files to myself and then download the attachment onto the PC.  Was wondering if there was a faster way through the Lightning cable..?  Also, all devices (iPad, iPhone, WinPC) are using the same WiFi signal.  Any way to take advantage of that for file transfer purposes?  Thanks!
 
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John Weiland wrote:Hoping it's okay to ask something on a related note: What's the easiest way to transfer photos from an iPhone/iPad to a Windoze PC if I don't want to use Apple ID/iTunes?   My usual workaround is to just Email the files to myself and then download the attachment onto the PC.  Was wondering if there was a faster way through the Lightning cable..?  Also, all devices (iPad, iPhone, WinPC) are using the same WiFi signal.  Any way to take advantage of that for file transfer purposes?  Thanks!



I'm partial to dropbox for that. Sign in to the same account on your phone and your PC, drop files into it on one device, wait for it to upload, open or copy the files on the other device.
 
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You can run most android apps in the chrome browser.

Here's a tutorial:
https://lifehacker.com/how-to-run-android-apps-inside-chrome-on-any-desktop-op-1637564101
 
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