YouWave is a free and open source Android emulator app that's been categorized by our editors under the console emulators category and made available by YouWave Inc for Windows.
The review for YouWave has not been completed yet, but it was tested by an editor here on a PC and a list of features has been compiled; see below.
It is capable of connecting to online services such as Google Play and WhatsApp.
Runs Android apps and app stores on your PC, no phone required; You can download thousands of apps online via app stores within YouWave. YouWave is a high performance applications that's a simple way to run Android applications on a PC desktop.
YouWave can play APK apps and emulate Android.
YouWave is provided under a freeware license on Windows from the console emulators category with no restrictions on usage. Download and installation of this PC software is free and 8.0.7 is the latest version last time we checked. As an open source project, you are free to view the source code and distribute this software application freely.
Though marketed as 'freeware', this download actually includes adware or something which resembles adware like toolbars or browser modifications.
Compatibility with this Android emulator software may vary, but will generally run fine under Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. Depending on the options available for downloading, separate versions may be available from YouWave Inc depending on the target system architecture.
We have tested YouWave 8.0.7 against malware with several different programs. Please review the test results. We have not certified this program as clean. [Read more]