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BlueStacks Android app player for Windows and Mac reaches 5M installs, Win RT version hinted again

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BlueStacks Android app player for Windows and Mac reaches 5M installs, Win RT version hinted again
The BlueStack software that allows you to run Android apps on your computer marked a major milestone with 5 million copies installed on various devices.

Moreover, BlueStacks Engineer Deepak Sharma, mentioned nonchalantly: “We are considering offering BlueStacks for Windows RT next year.” Not only that, but Microsoft support people are apparently suggesting to Surface RT customers that the hundreds of thousands of Android apps are coming for their tablet down the road under the form of a BlueStack port.

If and when a BlueStack environment is released for the Surface RT and other slates running Microsoft's newest OS for ARM-based devices, there is the lingering questions whether Microsoft will allow it in the Windows Store, too, as that might preclude many developers from bothering with Wiindows 8/RT apps at all.

source: TechCrunch

BlueStacks Android app player for Windows and Mac reaches 5M installs, Win RT version hinted again

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posted on 07 Dec 2012, 04:56 1

1. gazmatic (Posts: 517; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


This would be awesome. I love bluestacks. This will certainly take away from the "windows aint got no apps" even though it's not true in the first place. Just like meego and nitdroid. Windows and bluestacks are the perfect complement. I might even go as far as saying like mac and bootcamp and linux and wine.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 04:59

2. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


they could have thought of this sooner though, they wouldnt have to be bothered with making apps and it would've helped surface RT sell a little more...

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 06:54

3. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1017; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


hmm I have not read any reviews on the bluestacks Android to Windows app folks but if it works Wow what a great App for Windows Computers IT would be make all the Microsoft
"Surface" Tablet computers would have the lack of Apps condition made non existent.
Folks rumor has it that the Microsoft "Surface Pro" Windows 8 Pro computers and
it's Store APPS only running Microsoft "Surface RT will be sold at other locations other than Microsoft's Online site and it physical stores.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 08:23

4. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


whaty?

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 10:04

6. gazmatic (Posts: 517; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


it works great on windows 8

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 10:00

5. haseebzahid (Posts: 1801; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


if this goes smooth Windows RT got a Golden Door IN and Check mate

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 13:30

7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


hmm, yeah, i think i'll get this. o:

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 13:38

8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it's pretty neat, i just wish it was based on Android 4.1/4.2 and i wasn't able to get Google Maps Navigation going.

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