Here's how to run Android apps on your Windows/Mac desktop/laptop computer
posted by Victor H. / Dec 28, 2012, 7:51 AM
With such a wealth of apps, you might be secretly wishing to have some of them available not just on your phone or tablet, but also on your Windows or Mac notebook/desktop computer. And now there is an easy way to do just that with an called BlueStacks.
The application is still in beta, but it does pretty well in its core functionality - allowing you to run Google Play and install apps from it on your computer.
There is both a Windows and Mac version of Bluestacks, and everything should be working just fine and easily. Give it a shot - it’s right below.
Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 12, 2012
This would be pretty awesome on a Windows 8 x86 tablet. Even better if it worked on RT.
posted on Dec 28, 2012, 8:28 AM 10
Indeed! Trying to decide for a tablet, either Android or Windows RT or (full) Windows 8, if android apps run fairly well in Win8 I'll start to consider that a better option.
posted on Dec 28, 2012, 8:38 AM 1
Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012
Bought a Surface for my wife for Christmas, and really have to say Win 8 looks light years ahead of Android and her old iPad in terms of interface. Just ridiculous how outdated her iPad looks in comparison. Now it just needs more apps.... but they will come fast, I would think.
posted on Dec 28, 2012, 6:23 PM 1
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I have been using this for a long time now, it looks good in some cases but the games with more graphics don't work very well for now, but its still in beta so it should change when the final version comes out.....this should be a huge selling point for ms and I think the final version will be quite expensive
posted on Dec 28, 2012, 9:12 AM 1
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Bluestacks still uses the Gingerbread base/API with a modded version of an obsolete Dalvik VM, Apps don't run that smoothly as in a native installation.
posted on Dec 28, 2012, 9:36 AM 2
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May I use your profile photo for an album cover?
posted on Dec 29, 2012, 12:20 AM 0
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Bluestacks....come on this is really old news, this exist for a long time now!
posted on Dec 28, 2012, 10:24 AM 2
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i've been using this for quite some time... when i'm lazy i whatsapp my friends from my laptop... it is much easier i highly recommend this program.... its free!
posted on Dec 28, 2012, 10:35 AM 0
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Just download this for my Windows PC and the corresponding Cloud app from my GalaxyS3 to sync the apps i already have downloaded. Works good for transcending the apps to the laptop/desktop. Easy to use controls. Data for the apps u have downloaded does not sync so don't expect to start any games where u left off on your phone/tablet. Problem I had was it downloaded a few apps i didn't have on my phone and continued to show on my desktop that it had just downloaded again and again and again. Being that it's in BETA I can see the potential though
posted on Dec 28, 2012, 3:10 PM 0
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Id be happier with an emulator that runs windows apps on android.
posted on Dec 29, 2012, 6:08 AM 0
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