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BlueStacks App Player

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BlueStacks App Player
Bluestacks
BlueStacks App Player.jpg
Model Number: N/A
Design
Device Type: Emulator
Manufacturer: BlueStacks BlueStacks-icon.png
Release Date: Release
Operating System: Android Android-icon.jpg
Dimensions: N/A
Weight: N/A
Display
Display: Depends on host, default resolution of 1280x720 & resolution can be changed.
Hardware
Chipset: Depends on host
RAM: 768 MB, Can be Increased or Decreased
Internal Memory: 16 GB Virtual Memory
Memory Card: 16 GB Virtual SD, Access to host & memory Card size can be changed.
Technology
Networks: N/A
Connectivity
Wi-fi: Depends on host
USB: Not Known
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
GPS: Depends on host
Camera
Video out: Depends on host
Camera: Depends on host
Secondary Camera: Not Known
Battery
Battery: N/A
Other features
Additional Features: Free to use with Sponsor Apps. Can pay premium features to improve performance and remove Sponsor apps



Intro

BlueStacks is an easy to use yet powerful software solution designed to run Android apps right on your Windows machine, with the help of a Google account.

Simple-to-handle GUI

Boasting a very effective emulation engine, BlueStacks impresses thanks to its user-friendly approach, making everything easy as pie for all types of users, be they beginners or with a bit more computer knowledge. It looks exactly like the mobile platform, with all the proper buttons incorporated in the main window.

Once installed, you are required to input your existing Google account or create a new one, so that you can gain access to the Play Store.

Access, download and manage apps with ease

It is possible to download all games and apps available on Android from the Play Store, as well as play them with ease. You can navigate the Internet with the help of a built-in web browser, as well as check out your Twitter and Facebook account.

The app is available on a full-screen mode, while you can also make it smaller with just a click of the button. As stated above, the back, home and recent apps buttons are available, and help you easily browse through all the options offered with ease, and all installed items are going to create shortcuts in the Start screen (on Windows 8 and 8.1).

Tweak parameters and share items

Loading times are very good and the program runs with absolutely no errors. Most of the games, galleries and apps can be controlled by mouse, just like you would do on your typical touchscreen mobile phone.

Aside from that, you can share an item on Facebook and Twitter with great ease, view the time in a corner, enable or disable notifications and access the settings panel. The latter is quite familiar, seeing its design is almost identical with the Android one, and lets you manage sound, apps and contacts, as well as set date and time, change keyboard options and language.

Sync phone and PC, and import files

Another feature that's worth mentioning is the so-called Cloud Connect, a separate tool designed to allow users to automatically sync their apps, updates, photos and SMS from your Android phone to the PC.

In turn, you can also import items from your computer’s hard drive with just a click of the button, with the incorporated file browser.

Performance and conclusion

This utility runs all Windows versions out there, without putting a strain on the computer’s performance. The response time is good and the interface is intuitive and quite familiar for those who already have an Android phone.

Overall, BlueStacks is an effective piece of software that brings the flavor of Android apps on your computer.

-Softpedia

ROMs

Official

Version Build Build Date Android Version Links Notes
0.5.0 2002 111010 Nov. 10, 2011 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Alpha
0.5.1 2007 111019 Nov. 19, 2011 2.3.4 N/A Alpha
0.6.2 0563 111022 Nov. 22, 2011 2.3.4 N/A Alpha
0.6.3 0686 120321 Mar. 21, 2012 2.3.4 N/A Beta
0.6.3 2212 120330 Mar. 30, 2012 2.3.4 N/A Beta
0.6.3 2215 120410 Apr. 10, 2012 2.3.4 N/A Beta
0.6.3 2217 120426 Apr. 26, 2012 2.3.4 N/A Beta
0.7.0 0721 120530 May. 31, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.0 0722 120531 May. 31, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.0 0723 120709 Jul.   9, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.0 0724 120709 Jul.   9, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.0 0725 120710 Jul. 10, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.2 0751 120723 Jul. 23, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.2 0752 120726 Jul. 26, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.2 0753 120726 Jul. 26, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.2 0765 120816 Aug. 16, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.3 0766 120816 Aug. 16, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.3 2601 120821 Aug. 21, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.3 2603 120821 Aug. 21, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.3 2604 120829 Aug. 29, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.3 2605 120829 Aug. 29, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.4 0786 120907 Sep.   7, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.4 0787 120910 Sep. 10, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.4 0788 120910 Sep. 10, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.4 0789 120912 Sep. 12, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.4 0790 120913 Sep. 13, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.4 0792 120914 Sep. 14, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.4 0793 120918 Sep. 18, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.5 0794 120919 Sep. 19, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.5 0795 120921 Sep. 21, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.5 0796 120921 Sep. 21, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.5 2700 120924 Sep. 24, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.6 0802 121017 Oct. 17, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.7 0813 121025 Oct. 25, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.8 0829 121205 Dec.   5, 2012 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.9 3001 130213 Feb. 13, 2013 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.9 0860 130215 Feb. 15, 2013 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.10 0869 130315 Mar. 15, 2013 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.11 0879 130410 Apr. 10, 2013 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.11 0885 130419 Apr. 19, 2013 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.12 0896 130513 May. 13, 2013 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.13 0899 130610 Jun. 10, 2013 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.14 0901 130618 Jun. 18, 2013 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.16 0910 130717 Jul. 17, 2013 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.17 0916 130807 Aug.   7, 2013 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.7.18 0921 130919 Sep. 19, 2013 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.8.0 2997 131024 Oct. 24, 2013 4.0.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.8.1 3003 131031 Oct. 31, 2013 4.0.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.8.1 3011 131108 Nov.   8, 2013 4.0.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.8.1 3051 131113 Nov. 13, 2013 4.0.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.8.2 3018 131118 Nov. 18, 2013 4.0.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.8.3 3026 131206 Dec. 6, 2013 4.0.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.8.4 3036 131220 Dec. 20, 2013 4.0.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.8.5 3042 140122 Jan. 20, 2014 4.0.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.8.6 3059 140224 Feb. 14, 2014 4.0.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.8.7 3066 140306 Mar. 06, 2014 4.0.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.8.7 3069 140318 Mar. 13, 2014 4.0.4 DOWNLOAD Beta
0.8.8 8006 140413 Apr. 13, 2014 4.0.4 DOWNLOAD Release
0.8.9 3088 140501 May 1, 2014 4.0.4 DOWNLOAD Release
0.8.10 3096 140521 May 21, 2014 4.0.4 DOWNLOAD Release
0.8.11 3116 140622 June 22, 2014 4.0.4 DOWNLOAD Release
0.8.12 3119 140710 Jul. 10, 2014 4.0.4 N/A Release
0.9.0 4049 140806 Jul. 31, 2014 4.4.2 N/A Release*
0.9.0 4203 140920 Aug. 3, 2014 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
0.9.1 4057 141212 Aug. 13, 2014 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
0.9.2 4061 141309 Sep. 4, 2014 4.4.2 N/A Release*
0.9.3 4070 141408 Sep. 18, 2014 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
0.9.4 4078 141408 Oct. 13, 2014 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
0.9.6 4092 141408 Nov. 20, 2014 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
0.9.8 4406 141408 Jan. 30, 2015 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
0.9.11 4119 141408 Feb.   3, 2015 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
0.9.14 4604 Feb. 12, 2015 4.4.2 N/A Release*
0.9.17 4138 Mar. 10, 2015 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
0.9.24 5311 Apr. 24, 2015 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
0.9.25 5401 May 7, 2015 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
0.9.27 5408  ? 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
0.9.30 4239 Jun. 22, 2015 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
0.9.34 4278 Jul. 16, 2015 4.4.2 N/A Release*
0.10.0 4321 Sep. 1, 2015 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
0.10.6 8001 Sep. 30, 2015 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
0.10.7 5601 Oct. 08, 2015 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
1.1.8  ?  ? 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
2.0.0 1011 Dec. 01, 2015 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
2.0.2 5623 Dec. 14, 2015 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
2.0.4 5627 Jan. 7, 2016 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
2.0.8 5638 Feb. 5, 2016 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
2.1.3 5638  ? 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
2.1.6 6004 Mar. 11, 2016 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
2.1.7 5658 Mar. 11, 2016 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
2.1.8 5663 Mar. 11, 2016 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
2.1.16 5938 Mar. 29, 2016 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
2.2.21 6212 Apr. 26, 2016 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
2.3.37 6239 Jun. 30, 2016 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Release*
  • The root exploit was found in 0.9.0 and later releases. Users can grand root access without rooting and without Superuser, but some root apps does not work without Supersuer, and /system partition wasn't writeable(R/O) since 0.9.0. In future releases, the /system was writeable (R/W) which means any apps can mount into /system without any permission, and Bluestacks is not safe to use. I'd recommended to root with Kingroot or SuperSU to prevent other apps from mounting /system without a permission.

Unofficial

Version Build Build Date Android Version Links Notes Credit
0.8.0 2977 Oct 28, 2013 4.0.4 DOWNLOAD Pre-rooted, Google Apps, Original ICS launcher. Source
0.9.4 4078 Oct. 13, 2014 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD
MIRROR
Pre-rooted with SuperUser BSEasy
0.9.6 4092 Nov. 20, 2014 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD
MIRROR
Pre-rooted with SuperUser BSEasy
0.9.23 #1 5311 Apr. 18, 2015 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Pre-rooted with SuperSU (Intel only!) N/A
0.9.23 #2 5311 Apr. 18, 2015 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Pre-rooted with SuperUser N/A
0.9.30 4239 Jun. 22, 2015 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Pre-rooted with SuperUser N/A
0.10.0 4321 Jun. 22, 2015 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Pre-rooted with SuperUser N/A
1.1.11 8004 N/A 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Pre-rooted N/A
2.0.0 1011 N/A 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Pre-rooted N/A
2.0.2 5623 N/A 4.4.2 DOWNLOAD Pre-rooted N/A

Links

Official


Unofficial

Community / Groups (Discussion, Help & Support, Tweaking, etc)