Run Android Apps on your Windows desktop with Bluestacks

Tuesday 11th, October 2011 / 18:52 Written by
Run Android Apps on your Windows desktop with Bluestacks

I’ve had a few people in the past ask me whether it was possible to run Android applications on their desktop. After all, Android runs on Linux and has Java based apps, how hard can that be? Until now, it wasn’t possible to do that unless you were running apps you’ve build on the Android SDK for developers.

Here’s a company which has come with  a new way to run Android apps on your Windows desktop. BlueStacks’s app player allows you to do just that. Get your favorite Android apps and games on your desktop. If you’re the impatient lot like us, here’s the download link to the Alpha version of the BlueStacks App Player.

Not only do the apps run properly, but also in Full Screen! It doesn’t stop there – you can sync apps between your phone and your PC using BlueStacks Cloud Connect. The Alpha version allows you to access to 10 pre-loaded apps and up to 26 more apps synced from your phone. The cool thing about their technology is that it’s not just limited to Windows, and could possibly ported to other platforms as well.

Here’s a video of BlueStacks app player in action:

For more information about BlueStacks, the app and their technology, check out their website.

Source: TechCrunch

About the author

Vinu is a Technical Architect working on Web technologies and a mobile enthusiast, who likes trying out new gadgets and apps. You can follow him on Twitter @vinuthomas

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