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Thursday, May 9, 2013

BlueStack App Player brings Android to the Desktop

BlueStacks App Player lets you run apps from your phone fast and fullscreen on Windows and Mac.

Over 5 million people around the world use top apps like Angry Birds Space, Kik Messenger, Where's My Water and more on their laptops with BlueStacks. It took 10 engineers two years to build the complex "LayerCake" technology that enables this to happen – but you get to experience it free while in beta. You can download App Player now at
If you’re not familiar with BlueStacks, 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. Of course, this may not be the perfect solution to run Android apps on your computer, but it definitely has a lot of potential to become even better than it already is.

BlueStacks has been in beta status for a little over a year now, and has hit a whopping 10 million downloads mark, which is a quite an impressive feat.
10 million downloads is quite a milestone, and it seems to have surprised everyone in the company. In fact, BlueStacks CEO Rosen Sharma said the team tried to predict where the software would be in its first year. It turns out that the employee closest to the massive milestone only guessed a couple hundred thousand.
BlueStacks’ senior VP of marketing noted that downloads are different from users actually using the software on a regular basis. That’s very true, but the number of active users was described as “spooky high”, which is no doubt a testament to all the hard work that was put in the software.
Celebrations aside, BlueStacks is working on a Jelly Bean version of the app, and according to AllThingsD, it should be releasing in the near future.


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