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BlueStacks may bring Android apps to Windows RT, but we doubt it

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BlueStacks may bring Android apps to Windows RT, but we doubt it
BlueStacks is a pretty cool app that we've been hearing about for a while, and it sounds like the development team has its eyes set on a new market: Windows tablets. Right now, BlueStacks allows users to run Android apps in MacOS (in alpha) and Windows (in beta), but it could be coming to Windows RT next year.

The info comes from a comment in the BlueStacks support forum where BlueStacks employee Deepak Sharma said that the team is "considering offering BlueStacks for Windows R/T (sic) next year." If this works out, it would allow users to run any of the 700,000 Android apps on a Windows RT tablet. 

But, that's a very big if. Given the restrictions that Microsoft has placed on Windows RT apps, it seems highly unlikely that a BlueStacks app would be allowed on Windows RT. Of course, Windows 8 for tablets is expected to launch in January, so at least BlueStacks will already be available for use on those tablets through the legacy support. 

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posted on 03 Dec 2012, 18:50 1

1. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Bluestacks is based on gingerbread right ? I think they should have updated it .
If I wanna use android on my computer I would install android x86 instead of blue stacks .
Why ? You get the whole android instead of an emulator
Of course you can also install a launcher into bluestacks

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 23:45

2. vk_19912000 (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 May 2012)

So if it runs android apps on Win 8 any chance of seeing it in WP8 sooner or later?

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 01:16

3. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)

If bluestacks do manage to get windows RT to run Android apps, that would really be awesome.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 04:28

4. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

The Windows RT computers run only the Apps that are in it's OS store App. the fact is it will take a year at least to get enough apps made for the Windows Rt tablets to make them
compete with the Apple IPADS or the Android Tablets. there fore Microsoft should help
the blue stacks app get on the Windows RT Tablets to help it get more apps courtesy of the Android Apps base. this would make Windows RT tablets an attractive tablet to have
because it has Microsoft Office on it and it's regular windows RT apps plus thousands upon thousands of Android apps. I call this a Win Win for the Windows RT tablets

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 14:12

5. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

I enjoy bluestacks. However, one problem I am having with it is not being able to properly plan Temple Run. Before the issue was with its performance in it was terrible, they fixed the performance issue but now for anything that would require tilt its unplayable. Cant even get past the little tutorial thing due to this, lol, because you have to use the arrow keys on the keyboard, but it just keeps going.

Works great with stuff like Angry Birds though.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 17:56

6. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

still prefer legacy!

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