Run Android Apps on Windows with BlueStacks App Player
Article by George Norman
On 09 Dec 2011
As the proud owner of an Android-powered Galaxy S2, I have to say that there are plenty of fun and interesting apps out there to use. As large as the screen is on my Galaxy S2, I sometimes want something that’s bigger – even bigger than the Galaxy Note’s screen. My desktop PC’s monitor is quite big and running apps on it could be quite fun. But how to do that? Why George, do what you always do – turn to software for help.

The software application that can lend a helping hand in this situation is the BlueStacks App Player. The application lets you use Android apps on your Windows-powered PC. Get the application and you can enjoy 10 top Android apps on your desktop monitor right away. Get the BlueStacks Cloud Connect mobile app and you can send apps from your Android-powered mobile device to your Windows-powered PC.


BlueStacks App Player and BlueStacks Cloud Connect are both free. You can get BlueStacks App Player from the developer’s site here and you can get BlueStacks Cloud Connect from the Android Market here. Before you go get them though, there is something you need to know.

BlueStacks App Player was released to the public as an Alpha this October and it is still in Alpha – that’s an early development phase and consequently there may be bugs and problems with the application. At the time of the launch BlueStacks App Player provided support for Windows 7 alone. But since some 20% of Android users are still on XP (according to the application’s developer), support for XP was added as well. Even though BlueStacks App Player is still in Alpha, more than 500,000 people downloaded the application.

Additional information on the BlueStacks App Player is available here.

A video demo of the application is available below.

Tags: Google, Android, Android Market, Microsoft, Windows, BlueStacks
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