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

BlueStacks App Player released for the Surface Pro, brings 750,000 Android apps to Windows 8
BlueStacks released the final version of its promised Windows 8 App Player, tailored for the Surface Pro tablet. This means that owners of devices with Microsoft's newest OS will be able to run the 750,000 and counting apps written for Android.

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.

The Surface Pro is an innovative device, but it has none of the top apps,” commented BlueStacks CEO, Rosen Sharma. “This fixes that and adds a lot of value for buyers."

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Surface Pro
  • Display 10.6" 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 1 megapixel
  • Processor Intel Core i5, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB

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53 Comments

1. santaclaus

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

that adds another reason for me to own a Surface

24. Troll.isaha.

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

O no not Android Apps on WP8, now WP8 might succeed, or else its failing, which should, useless emty restricted OS©

53. ZeroCide

Posts: 810; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

your face is restricted. You can't even see that this article is bout Windows 8 not windows phone.

2. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

That's great.. Hope that should be condition for windows phone in future that will help the platform... 750,000 and counting android rocks..

3. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

I already preordered

4. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Hooray!!

5. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

now lets hear what the android camp comes up with to bash windows...hope it shows up on WP8 as well...

7. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Think positive bro :)

13. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lol that Blue stack is a punch in the face for droid Fanboys bashing about apps well that issue is straight out of the ground in one blow

15. erdpov

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

This program makes android apps even more popular. Who needs making software for windows if there is such a fertile app like BlueStacks. Windows is punched, not android!

19. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Windows OS isn't going away any time soon. Keep dreaming...

27. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

Dude we are talking about windows 8 pro here, not RT. Who needs the phone quality apps android has to offer when you have a huge x86 world to explore.? The selection off programs on x86 platforms is enormous compared to everything out there .. Plus android apps are not even optimised for larger screens.

30. erdpov

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

if windows 8 is really such a huge world to explore, so this bluestack is piece of useless s**t. What is the reason to create it? There is no sense in it according to you. If you're right tell me why people are so excited about it? Windows RT, Windows 8, an average user doesn't even care if there is a difference between them. I don't understand the point of your post.

29. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

W8=millions of legacy x86 softwares+games+w8 apps+750000 android apps.. WP8=150000 apps Android=750000 apps+braindead zombie fans... who punched who...? come again...

32. erdpov

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

I don't care how many millions or thousands apps windows posseses. I just know android has got a lot of apps I use daily. And I'm sure that these apps are likely to get updates regularly. I also know that android has got many options that windows cannot offer now on mobile gadgets such as best hardware, a vast range of hardware, a promising os and so on.

34. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

hahaha u dont need to care about the world of real softwares and games you can stick to your tiny pond for ur lack of info pro came with not best hardware in mobile but the top hardware which exceeds any mobile hardware used in desktops and there is nothing android can have against surface pro simply its outdated and overrated crap

33. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

first of all pro is far more then android which can eat dust vs the pro performance its runs every game released on PC and soon news games gonna come with touch screen mode too so technically u android is left far behind the windows again win app store is now 750k android+wp7/8+win softwares which is actually 1000 times bigger then android apps list ow i forgot android is not even comparable to windows8 different platform

42. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

E X A C T L Y.....lol. Android apps running on Surface.....how is this a punch in the face for Android fans? Android fans like Android....software, apps. Maybe this is a punch in the face for Android ...tablet....fans.

35. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Bluestacks is buggy, many apps don't run well and not every app works. This is nothing to really be a selling point for windows 8.

40. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I have a macbook air install Bluestacks there and it really its not the same. I play every now and then on my Nexus 4. Dont get me wrong gets the job done but I wouldnt dare to say that will boost the sale

21. wendygarett unregistered

Love to see android fans and Windows fans punching each other on my Mac :p

26. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

key word.... surface pro...

6. pfroo40

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

I've played around with this on my laptop and it is pretty slick. The biggest issue I have so far though is that it seems to be unable to run larger games that require additional content download (Nova, Asphalt etc). I've also heard that performance is a little laggy still. The most advanced game I could run was Samura II Vengeance, which ran fine, but on an i7 with a 640M so a bit beefier than even a Surface Pro.

8. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Can't deny about that XD

14. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

performance might be translated from android as android was laggy too

45. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

well thats not the case surely if a quad core mobile processor can run most apps great than a i7 pc processor should literally eat these android apps for lunch...my guess is an emulator which this is will never be good as a native regardless how powerful it is.

49. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i made a joke on android laggism ported as it is dont know if it is true but porting is tricky stuff take example of console games emulated on PC even the high end pc might not do well on emulator simply because of software doesnt use hardware well

9. lucasho2312

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

omg, is it for real ? I love you, Bluestacks

10. erdpov

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

Investing windows platform is not the right thing while expecting the android software IMHO

11. jsdechavez

Posts: 784; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Now, who's got the appzz and gameszzz?!

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