BlueStacks runs Android apps on Windows 7, this is a really sweet application that is not only useful for people with Android devices, but also for everyone else, because you can test Android apps before installing them in your device or you can just use them in your Windows PC.
BlueStacks is a free app that is currently in alpha stages, meaning that it may contain some bugs and things may not work the way it should some times. The app comes preloaded with 10 apps, some of them include news reader Pulse, Drag Racing, Bebbled and other several games, and you can use them in full-screen on Windows 7. Additionally you can install up to 26 more apps, but the catch is that you’ll have to connect to the BlueStacks App Channels with Facebook.
The download size for BlueStacks is about 120MB, apps may not be super fast if you are using them on an older netbook or tablet. Having a touch screen to using BlueStacks is ideal as Android apps are designed to work better in touch capable devices, but it will still work fine with the keyboard and mouse.
This App Player also allows you to sync apps between your Windows PC, phone, or tablet if you use BlueStacks Cloud Connect App that you can easily get for the Android Market.
In the works is the version of the software for Mac and also coming soon is the Pro version of BlueStacks App Player that will allow you to play premium apps like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, and others, plus you don’t have the limitation on how many apps you can install.
- When the installation finishes take 2 mins to watch the BlueStacks Intro Video that come with many useful tips.
- If the app didn’t start after you installed it, look for it in the Windows Gadget section, if it is not there try reinstalling the application.