Today in Xataka have made a very special report on retrogaming and we did not want to miss the opportunity to on this subject. Why? It’s obvious: emulation and old games are very present in Android.

Either through emulators, or remakes made by some companies like DotEmu, there are many ways to relive those games we grew up with. That’s why today we talk about Android emulation in depth.

Android and emulators, born to be understood

When Android began to lavish itself on the developers, it seemed obvious that the emulators would end up coming to them. It’s easy, they’re usually open source and if there’s one thing creators of these applications like, it’s showing that their creature can run on a toaster.

Not literally, of course, but it’s true that emulation has reached all kinds of gadgets. Many times as one more application, other times as a proof of concept or, speaking in silver, to what there are no eggs to make it work. In addition, it is an environment that has always been closely linked to free software.

From the first steps of Android until today, Google’s operating system has evolved a lot, and with it a plethora of devices that has also become larger in quantity but also in type. There is no need to go into more detail at this point, there is more life away from smartphones and tablets.

Over time, emulators have grown in number and today a lot of consoles and systems can be reproduced quite effectively on Android devices, so talk about them today in depth we will get time. The list is long and there are many options.

Whenever we talk about emulators, it is complicated not to avoid such a thorny issue as are the legal implications. By using the applications themselves does not pose a problem: another issue are the games and some bios of the systems. This is already the responsibility of each of us. With this brief introduction, let’s move on to emulators.