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  1. vaderag's Avatar
    Anyone installed an Android emulator on their Surface 3 yet?

    I've tried a few on PCs before but always found compatibility issues (esp with Ubisoft apps...)

    Any thoughts?
    05-11-2015 06:46 AM
  2. excalibur1814's Avatar
    Thoughts: Yeah, why bother?! If you want Android then just buy one of the HUNDREDS of really cheap, rubbish, Android devices. Why tarnish a great device with that stuff?
    ​Just an opinion.
    05-11-2015 09:25 AM
  3. vaderag's Avatar
    Why not bother is my response... Best of both worlds. Surface is a great pc, but occasionally there are things that aren't available on PC / Windows - the ubisoft apps are a prime example.
    05-11-2015 09:40 AM
  4. bo_woods's Avatar
    Why not bother is my response... Best of both worlds. Surface is a great pc, but occasionally there are things that aren't available on PC / Windows - the ubisoft apps are a prime example.
    DuOs is a great and in my opinion THE BEST android emulator for PC there is...

    It's smooth
    has the google play store
    and unlike Andy (which is slow,buggy,old and ugly) the android onscreen keyboard pops up when you tap on typing areas

    It's literally like a full android experience... Games may lag a little but no where near as much as Andy or Bluestacks (which sucks incredibly also)

    DuOs is however a one time $10 payment before it is officialy yours ,but comes with a free 30 day trial
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    05-11-2015 09:57 AM
  5. vaderag's Avatar
    DuOs is a great and in my opinion THE BEST android emulator for PC there is...

    It's smooth
    has the google play store
    and unlike Andy (which is slow,buggy,old and ugly) the android onscreen keyboard pops up when you tap on typing areas

    It's literally like a full android experience... Games may lag a little but no where near as much as Andy or Bluestacks (which sucks incredibly also)

    DuOs is however a one time $10 payment before it is officialy yours ,but comes with a free 30 day trial

    Thanks, I seem to have missed that one in my searches, so will give it a try :)
    05-11-2015 10:04 AM
  6. vaderag's Avatar
    DuOs is a great and in my opinion THE BEST android emulator for PC there is...

    •It's smooth
    •has the google play store
    •and unlike Andy (which is slow,buggy,old and ugly) the android onscreen keyboard pops up when you tap on typing areas

    It's literally like a full android experience... Games may lag a little but no where near as much as Andy or Bluestacks (which sucks incredibly also)

    DuOs is however a one time $10 payment before it is officialy yours ,but comes with a free 30 day trial

    Just tried it, but doesnt seem to have the play store - only the Amazon store?
    05-11-2015 10:22 AM
  7. bo_woods's Avatar
    Sorry
    You have to add it
    Here's the video

    It's really simple
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    05-11-2015 11:33 AM
  8. vaderag's Avatar
    Yeah, spread that just after I posted, thanks! Certainly looks promising so far, but had to head out. Will test it fully and maybe slap down the $10 if its good!
    05-11-2015 11:38 AM
  9. philxor's Avatar
    Google also has their own thing called ARC Welder which can take an Android app and convert it into a Chrome app. I've used it with a couple of apps thus far and it works very well with some exceptions. Still very Beta though but in the future could see it being the best way to run Android apps in Windows/OSX.
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    05-11-2015 12:43 PM
  10. Euell Gibbons's Avatar
    I've tried Bluestacks because I have a couple of Android apps I need, and it seems to work just fine for me.
    05-11-2015 04:32 PM
  11. ashram's Avatar
    tried that last week. had an issue when an app opens a web browser for log in purposes, it wouldn't connect back to arc welder, thus some apps would be impossible to log in to.

    Also, with AmiDuOs, not all games will work graphically correct, but ones that do FLY! much smoother than my tegra note 7
    05-11-2015 04:51 PM
  12. vaderag's Avatar
    I think I've now tried every emulator out there and none seem to play the Ubisoft companion apps...
    05-11-2015 05:28 PM
  13. 4everForever's Avatar
    Have u tried genymotion?
    05-12-2015 01:09 AM
  14. vaderag's Avatar
    Yup
    05-12-2015 02:18 AM
  15. HeyCori's Avatar
    Google also has their own thing called ARC Welder which can take an Android app and convert it into a Chrome app. I've used it with a couple of apps thus far and it works very well with some exceptions. Still very Beta though but in the future could see it being the best way to run Android apps in Windows/OSX.
    I never heard of that. Some of my friends might like it.
    05-12-2015 05:42 AM
  16. 4everForever's Avatar
    Yup
    How was ur experience with genymotion? Was it laggy? Or which android emulator would u recommend that gives smooth performance? I don't have a surface 3 yet, thinking to get the 128gb modal. I may want an android emulator mainly to play clash of clans.. lol
    05-12-2015 09:48 PM
  17. vaderag's Avatar
    Genymotion was second best I'd say, AmiDuOs seems the best so far (better than Google's own). Not a single one of them can handle the AC:Black Flag Companion app tho DuOS can play the AC:Unity one (lags a very very little tho)
    05-13-2015 02:22 AM
  18. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I never heard of that. Some of my friends might like it.
    ARC Welder is a testing program. One app at a time and it deletes the other. Not all apps work. Not all functions work in apps either.
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    05-13-2015 05:50 AM
  19. 4everForever's Avatar
    Genymotion was second best I'd say, AmiDuOs seems the best so far (better than Google's own). Not a single one of them can handle the AC:Black Flag Companion app tho DuOS can play the AC:Unity one (lags a very very little tho)
    I tried to install the AmiDuOs on my surface 3, but it requires me to turn on the virtualisation technology in bios setting. Appreciate if u could share how u enter into the surface 3 bios setting..
    05-13-2015 08:46 AM
  20. tgp's Avatar
    I tried to install the AmiDuOs on my surface 3, but it requires me to turn on the virtualisation technology in bios setting. Appreciate if u could share how u enter into the surface 3 bios setting..
    I tried to install it on my older HP laptop (circa 2011) which is running Windows 8.1, and it errored out saying that my graphics do not support OpenGL 3.0. So far I haven't found a workaround.
    05-13-2015 09:13 AM
  21. vaderag's Avatar
    I tried to install the AmiDuOs on my surface 3, but it requires me to turn on the virtualisation technology in bios setting. Appreciate if u could share how u enter into the surface 3 bios setting..

    It says they recommend it, not that you need it. I didn't turn it on and works fine :)
    05-13-2015 09:31 AM
  22. Dos101's Avatar
    I tried to install the AmiDuOs on my surface 3, but it requires me to turn on the virtualiation technology in bios setting. Appreciate if u could share how u enter into the surface 3 bios setting..
    You don't NEED to have virtualization on, you can still proceed with the installation. It just warns you that you get better performance with it on. For the Surface 3 there is currently no way to enable virtualization as Microsoft has locked it out from us.
    05-13-2015 09:55 AM
  23. 4everForever's Avatar
    You don't NEED to have virtualization on, you can still proceed with the installation. It just warns you that you get better performance with it on. For the Surface 3 there is currently no way to enable virtualization as Microsoft has locked it out from us.
    Ok thanks. I tried the amiduos, is there anywhere I can press the "back" and "home" button in the emulator so that I can exit an app? I knw the EXC kep acts as the back button, but I do not have a physical keyboard..
    05-13-2015 11:23 AM
  24. bo_woods's Avatar
    Ok thanks. I tried the amiduos, is there anywhere I can press the "back" and "home" button in the emulator so that I can exit an app? I knw the EXC kep acts as the back button, but I do not have a physical keyboard..
    On screen home,back,and tab buttons should automatically be there at the bottom of AmiDuos....atleast that's the way it is on my Sp3
    05-13-2015 11:28 AM
  25. bo_woods's Avatar
    There should be a black bar at the bottom with the buttons there...maybe you need to be in full screen?
    05-13-2015 11:29 AM
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