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If you are interested in playing and testing Android apps without an Android phone around, why not try them out on your PC? Bluestacks is a nice utility that lets you do just that. This tool runs Android apps from your desktop allowing you to work with apps you love. This means you can switch windows and use the apps in your desktop workflow.

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Once installed, Bluestacks will display an app tray on the right side of the desktop where you only need to click to open your installed apps. The tool comes with 10 pre-installed apps, though you can easily subscribe to and download more apps from Bluestacks Channels. You can also wirelessly sync your installed apps on your phone to your PC through Bluestacks Cloud Connect.

Having Bluestacks can change the way you interact with your phone and PC. What is on your phone is now on your PC, which means that you can interact with apps from the desktop just like when you are holding your phone. In addition, the app syncing functionality allows you to back up your apps for those just-in-case moments.

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Bluestacks feels snappy with no lag at all. However, it is also hindered by the lack of an equivalent for multitouch input. Bluestacks is available for free, with a paid version soon to come.

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Features:

  • Play Android apps and games on your PC.
  • Syncs apps from your phone to PC.
  • Desktop app comes pre-loaded with 10 apps.
  • Free versions let you store up to 26 apps.
  • Runs on Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
  • Mac version to come.

Check out Bluestacks @ http://bluestacks.com/download.html

  1. Doug
    October 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Tried to install on Vista, failed, Win7 only

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