To run an Android App (.apk file) on Windows based computer you can use Android emulators or standalone applications such as YouWave (from http://youwave.com/).
YouWave software for Windows, allows to download and run Android applications on Windows based computers without having to bother about downloading the Android SDK and Java SDK. YouWave contains a virtual machine and can easily be installed with few mouse clicks.
After installing the program Android-application can be imported from the local drive or downloaded then installed from Internet.
To import Apps into YouWave from Local Drive:
- Navigate to YouWave working directory: “C:\Users\username\youwave\android apps\” and copy App files (ending with .apk) .
- Select “View” from YouWave menu and “Redraw Icons”. Wait for a moment! New App icons should appear.
- Double click on any app to install it into Android and run automatically.