When comparing AMI DuOS vs Visual Studio Emulator for Android, the Slant community recommends AMI DuOS for most people. In the question“What are the best ways to run/emulate Android on a PC?” AMI DuOS is ranked 12th while Visual Studio Emulator for Android is ranked 14th.
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Pro Runs Android Lollipop
Runs Android Lollipop, whereas most other emulators run KitKat or older. Jelly Bean version available as well.
Performs significantly better than most alternatives
Pro Easy to set up and use
Install devices in two clicks, very intuitive interface for simulations.
Pro Simulates many scenarios
Location/GPS (including live journeying), Camera (using webcam or image file from PC), Accelerometer, Networking (bandwidth and signal strength), etc.
All features are free.
Runs using Hyper-V, the built-in virtualization technology in Windows, so it's very fast (like a real device).
AMI DuOS was officially discontinued
Con It's free now
Costs $15 (Lollipop), but a 30-day trial is available. Costs $10 for Jelly Bean version.
Con Only runs on Hyper-V capable machines
Has to be Win8+ pro edition or higher. No Mac or Linux support yet.