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BlueStacks App Player released for the Surface Pro, brings 750,000 Android apps to Windows 8

0. phoneArena 12 Feb 2013, 09:17 posted on

You'd even have the Android navigational buttons like Back and Home as a Charms menu on the right. Moreover, BlueStacks now allows you to run the Android applications full screen...

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posted on 12 Feb 2013, 10:14 6

12. jsdechavez (Posts: 758; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


And once Wine for Android goes live the Android diehards will be be so happy they can run Windows appzzz.. woohoo!

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 20:51

46. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


http://www.citeworld.com/development/21406/wine-android-sorry-youre-going-have-wait

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 10:47 2

16. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


now microsoft should be really thankful to bluestacks for bringing android apps to windows........i have been using bluestacks(beta), and it is a fact that android apps aren't really optimized for tablet and the surface pro can run all the pc games, which means that bluestacks will be more useful for widows rt and the wp8 operating systems(MS will try to prevent them from doing that)..... anyways, they have done a great job, their aim was to create an android app player for windows and they have achieved it.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 10:59

20. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


I remember the promises about Java eliminating platform dependency, but years later we are no further towards that objective. I hope something like this will help to achieve the goal of buying a device that can run everything, instead of having all of these seperate islands...

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 13:08

28. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


exactly, and this would be very helpful to developers as well, they can make the app for one platform and the app players will take care of the rest.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 15:36

36. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Surface pro can run platformers/ancient PC games, I would love to see one run any recent games 30 fps + 24/7 with intel 4000.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 10:51

17. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Can it run on other window pro tablets

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 10:52

18. sniper1087 (Posts: 530; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


I ordered the Acer Iconia W700 instead, it provides the same performance with better battery life, and they bundle it with a Bluetooth keyboard, case, and dock still haven't tried bluestacks but I will today

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 12:11 1

22. yowanvista (Posts: 341; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Still with that old Gingerbread Dalvik VM, it seems that they will never learn how to use anything newer.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 12:13 3

23. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)


Android apps on the Surface Pro?
Now s--- just got real. :p

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 12:46 6

25. funnyguy (banned) (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


Is time for me to sell my ipad mini and go buy that Lenovo think pad 2.
Full w8 experience ,x86 programs, Microsoft apps , andoid apps , 10 hours of battery life, as thin and light as the ipad ....
What more can I ask?

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 13:52 3

31. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 141; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)


Out of the 750000, I am pretty sure not even half of them will work. I know this because I have used bluestacks on PC (and it is the same thing on the tab too). The apps that WILL run are going to lag. But then again, even if 100,000 of the android apps work properly on W8, that is still good. Doesn't motivate me to spend $900 on the tablet though. I am happy with the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, a windows 8 laptop and a windows 8 pc

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 15:38 3

37. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


On bluestacks only basic 2d apps seem to work and the emulator is far from perfect, everything lags even on i7s oced with gtx 680.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 16:39

38. Seymur (unregistered)


750k lag.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 17:29

39. motty (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


I thought it is a Windows 8 Apps.. Lols...

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 18:08

41. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


alongside the 100's of millions already available on the X86 platform ???

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 20:03

43. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


One word "wine"....
Running arm apps on x86 isn't a big but running x86 apps on arm architecture is...
Now android is the winner...
The point is you can run x86 on tablet with a reasonable size..

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 20:06

44. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


isnt this just going to lead to piracy..correct me if am wrong you cant purchase android apps like you do on the play store so to have purchased apps to run on this you would have to obtain the file illegally right?

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 21:02

47. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


If somehow the Play Store can be installed on a Surface....

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 21:18

48. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


again they may be a illegal way possible eventually but i highly doubt blue stack themselves will do it as i think the play store needs googles permission to be used on...ie even though android itself is free the oems still have to pay to have goolgle propierty apps i think.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 06:43

51. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Thats right...interesting question you bought up then.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 05:51 2

50. tigermcm (Posts: 859; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


I have the funniest feeling that eventually, with all this cross over mess, there will no longer be windows or android it will just be one

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 08:38

52. NateAdam8 (Posts: 388; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Make it for Windows RT Tablet and Windows Phone 8 and then Microsoft has something to brag about.

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