The Top Most Android Emulators For PCs, Macs, and Linux

“An Android Emulator is a software application that allows your mobile to imitate Android OS features into your PC. It allows you to install Android Apps on your computer or laptop and use them natively.”

These emulators provides numerous motives such as serving creators test apps to gamers playing on big screen, redirecting from iPhone to Android and more..

As per the list of Emulators, Blue Stacks is listed as one of the top emulators for PCs. Here comes the list of the best Android Emulators for PCs.

BlueStacksBlueStacks is the prominent Android emulator for PCs. It is choosed for gaming and is preposterously quite easy to set up. BlueStacks have an option to download advanced apps from its own store. The major snag of the emulator is that it gets slack in performance apps. Right now BlueStacks Android emulator is based on Android 7.1.2. It has a multitudinous account holding capability and also versatile Android Emulator. The drawback of BlueStacks is , it has lots of ads, and is restricted to gaming.

Formerly Game Loop is known as Tencent Gaming Buddy. It is fully supported for Android gaming. The Game Loop Android emulator is not able to use for testing and other Android apps. It has an outstanding keyboard and mouse amalgamation. Game Loop is the partner of Call of Duty and PUBG. It is restricted to gaming.

MEmu launched in 2015  is attentived only for gaming. Regarding with its speed this emulator gives analogous results as Nox and BlueStacks.  The most predominant quality of MEmu is it hold up for both AMD and Nvidia chips. It also supports Android versions like Android Jelly Bean, Kit Kat, and Lollipop. Although MEmu has high performance in gaming its graphical performance is very bad.

“Before installing any of the above emulators, it is important to note that they are not completely bug-free and may lag from time to time. Also, the performance of these app players would be based on the specifications of your PC.”

Running Android Apps On Linux Devices Using WayDroid

Recently Linux smartphones are available on the market but are not much admired compared to Android and iOS. The thing to take in to serious is Android app support in Linux Smartphones.

The innovators must need the support of Anbox in order to run Android apps on Linux. As per the statement of Tux Phones, the kernels which is used by WayDroid is exactly same as that of used by Anbox.

WayDroid supports devices running Droidian or Ubuntu Touch and works on PinePhone and now, the OnePlus 6.

WayDroid is an reassembled version of Anbox. WayDroid provides the graphical buffer in LXC with uninterrupted Wayland hold up which achieves smoother than the actual Anbox.

It is very simple and homogeneous to run Linux in a VM on Windows. Now it is very exhilarating to watch Android apps running on Linux devices. This amazing changes will be an advantage for Linux powered mobiles.

The main catch right now is that there’s no emulation layer in WayDroid, so x86 devices (like most PCs) can only run x86 binaries, and ARM64 devices (most phones and tablets) can only run ARM64 binaries. This is similar to how the Wine compatibility layer works — even though Wine is available for Android, it can’t run most Windows software on most Android devices, since phones are typically ARM and most Windows software is x86-only. The developer is hoping to implement emulation in the future by using components from the Android subsystem for Windows 11.

Introducing The New Linux Lite 5.6 RC1 : Features

The new version of Linux is ready for download. By the name itself we all know that Linux Lite 5.6 RC1 is an Ubuntu based dispensation which come under the classification of Light weight Linux Distros. The final stage of its disclosing is organized on September 1.

Linux Lite is idle for everyone to avail oneself and share and it is quite worthy for people who are new to Linux with 5 years of hold up for each release. LibreOffice Suite, VLC Media Player, Firefox Web Browser, Thunderbird Email, Gimp Image Editor, Lite User Manager, Lite Software, Lite Sounds, Lite Tweaks, Lite Welcome, Lite Sources, Lite Updates Notify, Lite Manual, Whisker menu are the softwares which comes with Linux Lite.

Whenever the screen locks in the course of  Live mode, just type ‘linux’ into the user box and click on the Login button and there is no need of password.

The striking change in the new Linux Lite is its Papirus app icons with 7 new wallpapers. You can install this  Linux Lite 5.6 RC1 right now from the Welcome window subsequently the start up.

This is an Ubuntu 20.04.2 hinged and runs with Linux kernel 5.4.0-80. The OS is runs on Firefox 89.0.2, Thunderbird 78.11.0, LibreOffice, VLC, and GIMP 2.10.18.

However there is some draw backs for this:

There is no elict to eject the media at the final stage of the Legacy installation.The releasing notes are malfunctioning ath the installer slide.The desktop icons aids only English language.The Grub menu displays Linux Lite as “Ubuntu”.

Linux Kernel Bug Allows Root Access On Most Current Distros

The cybersecurity researchers at Qualys has invented a local privilege escalation (LPE) hazards in Linux’s filesystem which permits hackers to root access on current distros, such as Ubuntu, Debian, and Fedora. The security analysts at Qualys have labelled this defect as “Sequoia,” and tracked it with CVE ID:  CVE-2021-33909.

Sequoia is recognized in the Linux Kernel’s filesystem and is make use of all the Linux OS in order to control the users data. In consonance with Qualys security researchers if a penurious hacker generates, organizes or deletes a directory whose structure size beyonds 1GB the Sequoia bug exist in the Linux OS filesystem, admitting any impoverished account to run code with root privileges.

“Qualys security researchers have been able to independently verify the vulnerability, develop an exploit, and obtain full root privileges on default installations of Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, Ubuntu 21.04, Debian 11, and Fedora 34 Workstation. Other Linux distributions are likely vulnerable and probably exploitable,” Bharat Jogi, Sr. Manager, Vulnerabilities and Signatures, Qualys wrote in a blog post.

The researchers stated that the Linux Kernel Versions since 2014 are vulnerable.

To justify it, the researchers at Qualys have claimed that on the default installations of the major distros like, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, Ubuntu 21.04, Debian 11, and Fedora 34 Workstation they have managed to gain root privileges after they successfully exploited the flaw.

Together with this defect, professionals at Qualys has invented another one tracked as  CVE-2021-33910. This flaw is found in all versions of systemd and attacking all the systemd versions released.

Google Chrome Receives Security Fix Update for Windows, Mac & Linux

Google has released a Chrome browser update for Windows, Mac, and Linux that includes seven security enhancements. One of the patches addresses a zero-day flaw that has been abused in the wild.

According to the advisory published on Google’s site, the latest Chrome browser is version 90.0.4430.85. The update is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

The CVE-2021-21224 bug, which Google has patched and outlined in its advisory, has been exploited in the wild. However, there are no reports about whether or not the problem has affected daily Chrome users. There was also no information about the remaining security updates.

Google has outlined five of the seven extremely critical vulnerabilities resolved by the update in terms of security improvements. The first is a heap buffer overflow in the V8 JavaScript engine, while the second is an integer overflow in the Mojo gui, and both are reported as CVE-2021-21222.

CVE-2021-21224 is the third vulnerability introduced by the modified Chrome browser, and it is a form confusion in the V8 engine. There’s also the V8 engine’s CVE-2021-21225 out-of-bounds memory access flaw and navigation’s CVE-2021-21226 use-after-free flaw.

Google said in an advisory that the new Chrome browser will be available in the coming days. It is recommended that users install the update as soon as it is available. External security researchers who identified the flaws were also credited and compensated by Google.