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There are many great apps out there for your android phone. Many of which can be quite addictive, and some actually quite useful. Have you ever wished that you could transfer those apps to your computer ? Well, now you may.


A company named BlueStacks has created a program that emulates the Android OS letting users and developers run Android Apps, smoothly on their Windows PC. Of course you would greatly up your user experience if you are on a computer with touchscreen display. Nevertheless it’s a cool new way to integrate your different OS’s and gadgets.

At preset BlueStacks offer 10 Android Apps pre-installed and a direct link to their own “app Store”. The application is said to ” integrate seamlessly with Citrix and Microsoft software delivery infrastructure and with Citrix’s Enterprise App Store”. BlueStacks currently offer a free version only, but a PRO version is imminent, offering more usability than just fun and games.

The only downside I have seen thus far is that you need to have a Facebook account to log into their app-store.


Check it out here!

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Computer geek from the age of 7, which amounts to 30 years of computer experience. From the early days (when every computer company had their own OS) of DOS, Windows 1.0 through Seven...

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3 thoughts on “Run Android Apps on your Windows 7 PC”

  1. Mike Sherwood says:

    I’m using this already – it’s a really cool application that allows full-screen apps to be run at the native PC resolution. Apps formatted for tablets look great, and if they upgrade the framework to the newest version of Android (4.0) there will be some really great looking apps. The only downside I have seen so far is that apps that connect/sync using the Google account linked to the Android phone do not sync properly. I have a feeling they are working on this. For alpha software, this is spectacular! I’m looking forward to what they have to offer as a beta.

  2. Rich says:

    Very cool. I’m not that familiar with Android; do you think the Android Market and Chrome Store will merge at some point or do you think Google want the segregation?

  3. JazzMastaJim says:

    For what it’s worth: After using BlueStacks for a couple weeks, I noticed a pattern: I was periodically — and with increasing frequency — getting an unexpected BSOD (Win 7, 64-bit, 6GB RAM). This always occurred some time after, but not while, running BlueStacks. Each time I attempted to uninstall BlueStacks, I got a message stating that the installation log files were missing. I finally succeeded using a trial version of Revo Uninstaller Pro and haven’t seen the BSOD since.

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