Gmail has a new beautiful design since January. However, it looks like the rollout takes some time since it didn't arrive yet for the regular web version.

So my question/idea was: can I run the (Android) tablet version somehow on a Windows PC? In the end, it is most probably a web app anyway running in the background? This would allow me to be able to use the new design already without having to buy a tablet...

PS: It is so unfair (in my opinion) that mobile devices nowadays are preferred over PCs for most applications. Even though the most productive use of certain apps is still with a PC...but that's another story for another day.


Yes, it's possible to run the Android version of Gmail on desktop PC. All you need is to download an Android emulator like:

  • Thanks! Is it safe to use with a Google account? Does the emulator get access to the login data? – Cyman Jun 14 '19 at 12:05
  • yes, it's safe. protocols prevent access to emulators outside your network – user0 Jun 14 '19 at 12:08

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