MEmu

MEmu 3.5.0

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Play Android games on your PC with this platform emulator
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MEmu is a free and powerful Android emulator for PC. Designed for Windows platforms, MEmu creates an authentic Android environment where you can play your favorite apps and games just as you do on your phone or tablet, but with an impressive performance and the convenience of the large screen of your PC.

One of the first aspects to highlight about MEmu is that, unlike most emulators on the market, it's very easy to set up. After a simple installation process and with the default settings, MEmu is ready to run any app or game you want. It even comes with the essential apps already pre-installed. Once you run the player, all you need to do is open the Google Play Store and pick your favorite games and apps. Alternatively, you can install an app from an APK file on your PC. Social apps like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and even Snapchat (in the Lollipop emulator) run exceptionally well and fast, showing pop-up notifications in the system tray. But the real difference shows up when running a game. As MEmu makes the most out of the resources of your system, it delivers an outstanding performance when playing shooters, platformers, and all types of popular Android games.

MEmu's interface is elegant and intuitive, and a toolbar to the right of the screen gives you access to most of its options. MEmu's window can be easily resized and, depending on the app or game you're playing, the emulator will automatically rotate the screen to the appropriate orientation. With a single click, you can also go fullscreen to play any game you like. Enabling key mapping allows gamers to configure the keyboard, mouse, or joystick for better control and convenience when playing games. Features like screen recording and capture, and memory clean up can also be found on the toolbar.

The latest release of MEmu virtualizes Android Jelly Bean (4.2.2), and there's also a beta version that emulates Lollipop (5.1.1), which comes as a separate download and requires version 2.7.0 to be installed. What's great about MEmu is that you can run multiple instances of the Jelly Bean and Lollipop players at the same time and with one click from the Multi-MEmu console. This makes it the first Android emulator on the market to support this feature.

In the configuration settings, you can set details like CPU cores and amount of RAM you want to dedicate to each player. MEmu even enables you to change the device brand and model as you like as well as generate phone and IMEI numbers. Other settings include the possibility to run the emulator as a rooted device, choose the folders you want to share between the virtual device and your PC, simulate a GPS location, among other interesting features.

In short, MEmu takes Android emulation to the next level. It stands out for its high compatibility and great performance, which makes it an excellent choice for Android gamers. MEmu (both Jelly Bean and Lollipop versions) is totally free, easy to set up, and probably the most powerful emulator on the market today.

Mariel Rearte
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Review summary

Pros

  • Outstanding performance
  • Great emulator for Android games
  • Beta version emulates Android Lollipop
  • It's possible to run multiple instances of the Jelly Bean/Lollipop emulators
  • Free

Cons

  • 5.1.1 doesn't support 32-bit architectures
  • Snapchat crashes on Jelly Bean
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