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  • Date Added:
    Jul. 22, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (10-day trial); $14.99 to buy

Editors' Review


YouWave runs Android apps on your Windows PC. A big, beefy piece of software that creates a virtual Android environment inside Windows, YouWave is hardly app-like itself, and the apps it runs don't always transition well from the little touchscreen to the big window. But YouWave runs your favorite Android apps on your PC, and that's more than enough for many users. YouWave isn't free, but you can try it free for 10 days.


One app for all: Many users rely more on Android apps than Windows programs for banking, time management, and other important functions. YouWave's ability to run those apps on your Windows PC lets you use one application for each function.

Payment options: YouWave is compatible with Google Wallet and PayPal transactions, though many apps are free.

Windows content: You can open Windows folders and files from inside YouWave's virtual environment.


Better performers available: Many popular apps started out as Windows programs, and others already offer Windows versions with the same functionality but better performance. Others (like games) offer Webware versions.

Display: The emulated Android environment YouWave displays inside Windows lacks the crispness and clarity of Android devices, especially when apps are blown up to Windows size. Navigation and other actions also suffer in the translation from touch to click.

Bottom Line

While specific software for Windows or Android will give the best performance, YouWave's ability to run thousands of Android apps inside Windows and use the same apps across platforms will appeal to many users.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of YouWave 3.20.

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1 stars

"Does not work on XP!!!"

October 21, 2013  |  By Pauljcs

 |  Version: Not Found


None, Would not run on XP


Gives the error
"The procedure entry point GetTickCount64 could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll"

I seems to have been compiled for Vista or newer


Would not run on XP and I will NOT upgrade to a newer disk space and CPU hungry OS.

Installed Android on an old laptop instead,

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1 stars

"Functionality? Limited!"

June 10, 2013  |  By Corbain

 |  Version: Not Found


As the other review stated, you can only demo products on it. I didn't find any.


Waste of time. It wouldn't link to my Google account and demonstrates some strange behavior.


4-day trial was way more than enough time to determine its uselessness, it only took me 30 minutes of wasted effort to see that it wasn't going to work. After manually installing Google Play, it wouldn't link to my account. If you want to install anything, you have to get direct access to the .apk file and save it to the app folder, otherwise you won't be running anything. Glad I didn't pay for it. If you feel you have to much time on your hands until death arrives, you can go to their limited wiki articles.

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5 stars

"Very useful for product demo"

December 09, 2012  |  By nncat

 |  Version: Not Found


Fast install
Access to pictures in hard drive
Runtime rotation is helpful for product demo


Small screen size

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1 stars

"They ACTUALLY Expect People To PAY For THIS ?????"

April 02, 2012  |  By PC_Hamster

 |  Version: Not Found




ARE THEY SERIOUS ????? This doesn't even deserve the Betaware tag !!!!!

First, it doesn't even come with Android Market/Google Play (You have to MANUALLY INSTALL that)

Second, IT IS A CPU HOG !!!!!

Third, Amazon Appstore is THE WORST of all the app stores out there (AppBrain is a MUCH better alternative to GP if they needed one than Amazon Appstore COULD EVER BE)

Fourth, it doesn't load the home screen after the first run. It just sits there flashing the big "YOUWAVE FOR ANDROID" logo


Don't get rid of Bluestacks for this PIECE OF ****** GARBAGE !!!!!


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Full Specifications

Publisher YouWave
Publisher web site http://www.youwave.com/
Release Date July 22, 2015
Date Added July 22, 2015
Version 3.22
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 143.64MB
File Name YouWave-Android-Home-3-22.exe
Total Downloads 159,368
Downloads Last Week 464
License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-day trial
Price $14.99

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