How to Install and Run Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Computer or Laptop

Google finally outed Android 6.0 Marshmallow SDK, and this guide details how you can install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your windows PC, Mac or Linux computer.

The installation of Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your computer lets you run and install apps on Android OS, and this is a pretty cool advancement, making you to run dual operating system on your computer, that is, the Android Marshmallow OS and your computer operating system (Windows, Mac or Linux).


Before you proceed to installation, there are minimum requirements your computer should achieve. If your computer doesn’t meet up with any of these requirements, am sorry that this won’t work out for you after trial.

If your running a windows operating system on your computer, you should’ve a minimum of 2GB RAM (4GB RAM gives you the best performance), a 400GB hard disk space, at least 1GB space for downloads and cache data, a minimum of 1280 x 800 screen resolution, any later processor will go well, and you can make use of windows vista, XP, 7 or windows 8/8.1. I haven’t tested it on windows 10, but you can give it a try. Windows that run on 32bit or 64bit will work.

If your running on MAC operating system, you’ll need Mac® OS X® 10.8.5 or higher, 2GB RAM (4GB RAM gives you best performance as well), at least 1GB space memory to store the Android SDK and system cache with data and a minimum of 1280 x 800 screen resolution.

If you’re running on Linux operating system, you’ll need Ubuntu from version 8.04, GNOME or KDE desktop, GNU C Library (glibc) 2.15 or higher, minimum of 2GB RAM (4GB RAM will perform better), 400GB hard drive space, a minimum of 1280 x 800 screen resolution and 1GB free space for the Android SDK and it’s system cache and data. 32bit or 64bit will work.


Once your computer or laptop has the minimum requirements for running Android 6.0 marshmallow on it, then you can proceed to the below installation guide.

How to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Computer or Laptop


1.       Firstly, you’ll need to download Java JDK from here. The program enables you to run any Java related software like Android SDK.



2.       After that, download the Android SDK from here and install on your computer.


3.       Once you’ve installed the Android SDK, wait for it to launch and you’ll get these tools, and then simply check the box “Android 6.0 (API 23) and documentation For Android SDK” as seen in the image below, and then scroll and click on Install packages. Remember to accept license


4.       After installation, simply go to Tools >> Manage AVDs and then click on Create.


5.       Simply create the AVD and installation of Android 6.0 Marshmallow is completed. Next is how to run Marshmallow operating system on our computer.

How to Run Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Computer or Laptop

1.       Once you’ve created the Android Virtual Device (AVD), next is to run it on your computer.


2.       Simply launch the created AVD.

3.       After launch, wait for like 3-5seconds, and you’ll get to the Android Marshmallow screen, as seen in the images below.

4.       That’s it. Android 6.0 Marshmallow installed and running perfectly on your computer.

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Hope you did enjoyed the guide. If you need any further assistance, feel free to comment below, and don’t forget to share this guide with your friends, they’ll appreciate you for that.

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