At the moment I'm using Bluestacks to run Android apps, but it doesn't have the ability to emulate the front camera using a webcam.

Are there Windows Android emulators which can do this?

  • The one from Google that comes bundled with eclipse has options for it - see here - but I haven't used it with a webcam personally, so I am not sure if it works or not. Alternatively you might just want to virtualize the x86 version of android and assign it the webcam via your virtualization program, see here Aug 28, 2014 at 2:04

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