Windows 8 and Surface Pro users can now enjoy emulated Android applications using BlueStacks, which is an app virtualization software that has recently breached its 5 millionth download mark. This goes to show that there is an untapped apps market that uses the Windows OS and the race is up to tap and take advantage of it.
This gives Windows 8 and Surface Pro users the chance to enjoy loads of application without having to replace their operating system. What they now get are Windows apps, along with a wide array of selection from Google Play. Sweet!
You may now download your BlueStacks software to enjoy Android apps using your Windows phone, PC and tablet. However, manage your expectations, since these applications are naturally optimized for the Android OS and if anything, Windows users should be grateful for this major development.
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BlueStacks App Player lets you run apps from your phone fast and fullscreen on Mac and Windows. The software basically allows you to run Android apps on AMD-powered desktops running Windows 7 or Windows 8. The software will even let you run Android apps on Mac OS X. In just over a year, the company has managed to get 10 million downloads of its free, still-in-beta software.
"When we launched the beta we all took bets on where we'd be in one year," BlueStacks CEO Rosen Sharma told AllThingsD. " No one said 10 million."
While there's no release date yet, there's no doubt that BlueStacks will get a lot more attention when it officially releases and becomes more widely available than constrained to certain specifications.