Android Emulators and Hyper-V for fun and profit

There are various reasons to enable Hyper-V on Windows 10 installs especially for developers. Tools like Docker and WSL 2 require it.

One hurdle though, especially for gamers like myself, is that the Android emulators designed for gaming were not compatible with Hyper-V. The official Android emulator does support Hyper-V, but it is pretty awkward for gaming.

Now we have a solution. Bluestacks has a Hyper-V beta. I’ve been using it, and it’s a good start. Not quite perfect, some odd crashes here and there with specific games, but good enough for now. It also can be run at the same time with the official Android emulator.

What can you do with it?

Just gaming and not much else to be honest. For development, it is probably better to go with the official Android emulator or Genymotion.



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