BlueStacks' Android-on-Windows software ready for testing

By Jos · 9 replies
Oct 11, 2011
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  1. Silicon Valley startup BlueStacks has officially launched the alpha version of its App Player for Windows, which lets users run Android apps in full screen on Windows 7. We covered…

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  2. Let me get this right in my mind... a company develop an application to run android apps on a pc. They raised $7million for something which in my mind is no more than a gimmick!

    Hey look honey, I'm running angry birds on my laptop, oh wait, there's already a pc version! Meh!
  3. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 465   +217

    There aren't a lot of apps I would want to use on my desktop, but it would be useful to have access to them without having to pull out my phone.
  4. 1977TA

    1977TA TS Rookie Posts: 89

    I agree. If I'm firing up the desktop to game or whatever, I'm going to play a PC game. Don't get me wrong I love a good hand full on apps on my phone, but none of them compare to the "apps" on my pc.

    I think this is a "look what we can do" program. Cool and all, but pointless.
  5. Dont think about your PC but more anout Windows Tablet and phone :)
    Running Android apps on your Windows Tablet could be very nice.

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    Aw... only on windows 7 :/
  7. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    I think its brilliant. Been looking for something like pulse for windows. Now it's ON windows :)
  8. Guardian31756

    Guardian31756 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    The only problem with the Pulse app on the Win7 desktop, You can't send a link to an email address.
  9. Guardian31756

    Guardian31756 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Another problem that everyone is discovering is that all apps run in FULL SCREEN mode, as far as I can determined not 1 of my apps can be run windowed.
  10. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,472   +126

    This might be good on Windows 7 tablet to test out.

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