If you love Android apps so much to the point you feel like running them on your personal computer, then Bluestacks app player is what you’re probably looking for. The possibility of running Android applications has always been an exciting but the first method I found might look a bit hard especially if you’re not a techie. With Bluestacks, running your favourite Android applications on Windows OS is easy as running the apps on your Android smartphone though some of the fun of running touch screen apps is lost while using a mouse and keyboard combo. Apps like Pulse still feels definitely useful considering the odds.
With Android itself being a semi-open platform for developers to turn to an interesting playground, running Android applications with an emulator on PC is quite a laudable effort to broaden users experience. Though Bluestack is still in the alpha stage and not yet perfected at the moment, it still does exactly what it’s meant to do for you.
The download can be quite heavy if you’re on a slow internet connection (current version is about 117MB) but it comes pre-installed with 10 Android applications. You can add 16 more apps and it’s likely there’s going to be a pro version which might be a paid software.
It runs smoothly on 32-bit (X86) operating system and it’s strictly for Windows and I guess support for Mac OS is surely in progress. In order to make it easier for you to install more android applications on your PC, Bluestacks also developed an Android app for your mobile device called Cloud Connect which allows you to sync applications from your mobile device to the Bluestacks installation on your PC wirelessly.
As mentioned earlier, this Windows “Android emulator” is in alpha stage and there has been reports of forced closes and some applications won’t sync. Another complaint is that Cloud Connect uses facebook for authorization which doesn’t seem necessary and we hope all this will be fixed soonest. Despite all these, I still think the application is great as you can even run the android apps on Windows even in full screen.