Bluestacks has been dominating the android emulator frontier for a long time. Quite recently a new emulator has emerged. Andy the Android Emulator. Andy focuses on an overall experience an array of features. It plays games well and in some cases plays the game better than Bluestacks in terms of stability. This is especially true for network-based games which load a lot faster on Andy.
Here is a comparison chart of Andy and the competition.
The installation is very simple. A web based installer does most of the job.
Andy focuses on a more rounded experience and this is where it shows. The same sort of problems I was having on Bluestacks weren’t present in Andy. The Google Drive lag wasn’t present, apps loaded quickly and worked well. It’s also worth noting here that Andy can run things like Hangouts, and third party launchers, deliver notifications, and even use widgets. It also runs a higher version of Android than Bluestacks and that means you’ll have a higher app compatibility as well as better app stability.
[well]Download Andy now[/well]