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BlueStacks App Player

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BlueStacks App Player
Bluestacks
BlueStacks App Player.jpg
Model Number: N/A
Specification
Device Type: Emulator
Manufacturer: BlueStacks BlueStacks-icon.png
Release Date: Beta
Operating System: Android Android-icon.jpg
Dimensions: N/A
Weight: N/A
Chipset: Depends on host
Display: Depends on host, default resolution of 1024x576 & resolution can be changed.
Networks: None
Wifi: Depends on host
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
GPS: Depends on host
Video out: Depends on host
Camera: No
Secondary Camera: Not Known
Internal Memory: Not Known
Memory Card: 8.0 GB Virtual SD, Access to host & memory Card size can be changed.
Battery: N/A
Additional Features: Free to use during BETA



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 Notes
0.5.0 2002 111010 Nov. 10, 2011 2.3.4 Alpha
0.5.1 2007 111019 Nov. 19, 2011 2.3.4 Alpha
0.6.2 0563 111022 Nov. 22, 2011 2.3.4 Alpha
0.6.3 0686 120321 Mar. 21, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.6.3 2212 120330 Mar. 30, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.6.3 2215 120410 Apr. 10, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.6.3 2217 120426 Apr. 26, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.0 0721 120530 May. 31, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.0 0722 120531 May. 31, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.0 0723 120709 Jul.   9, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.0 0724 120709 Jul.   9, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.0 0725 120710 Jul. 10, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.2 0751 120723 Jul. 23, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.2 0752 120726 Jul. 26, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.2 0753 120726 Jul. 26, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.2 0765 120816 Aug. 16, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.3 0766 120816 Aug. 16, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.3 2601 120821 Aug. 21, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.3 2603 120821 Aug. 21, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.3 2604 120829 Aug. 29, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.3 2605 120829 Aug. 29, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.4 0786 120907 Sep.   7, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.4 0787 120910 Sep. 10, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.4 0788 120910 Sep. 10, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.4 0789 120912 Sep. 12, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.4 0790 120913 Sep. 13, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.4 0792 120914 Sep. 14, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.4 0793 120918 Sep. 18, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.5 0794 120919 Sep. 19, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.5 0795 120921 Sep. 21, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.5 0796 120921 Sep. 21, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.5 2700 120924 Sep. 24, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.6 0802 121017 Oct. 17, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.7 0813 121025 Oct. 25, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.8 0829 121205 Dec.   5, 2012 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.9 3001 130213 Feb. 13, 2013 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.9 0860 130215 Feb. 15, 2013 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.10 0869 130315 Mar. 15, 2013 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.11 0879 130410 Apr. 10, 2013 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.11 0885 130419 Apr. 19, 2013 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.12 0896 130513 May. 13, 2013 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.13 0899 130610 Jun. 10, 2013 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.14 0901 130618 Jun. 18, 2013 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.16 0910 130717 Jul. 17, 2013 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.17 0916 130807 Aug.   7, 2013 2.3.4 Beta
0.7.18 0921 130919 Sep. 19, 2013 2.3.4 Beta
0.8.0 2997 131024 Oct. 24, 2013 4.0.4 Beta
0.8.1 3003 131031 Oct. 31, 2013 4.0.4 Beta
0.8.1 3011 131108 Nov.   8, 2013 4.0.4 Beta
0.8.1 3051 131113 Nov. 13, 2013 4.0.4 Beta
0.8.2 3018 131118 Nov. 18, 2013 4.0.4 Beta
0.8.3 3026 131206 Dec. 6, 2013 4.0.4 Beta
0.8.4 3036 131220 Dec. 20, 2013 4.0.4 Beta
0.8.5 3042 140122 Jan. 20, 2014 4.0.4 Beta
0.8.6 3059 140224 Feb. 14, 2014 4.0.4 Beta
0.8.7 3066 140306 Mar. 06, 2014 4.0.4 Beta
0.8.7 3069 140318 Mar. 13, 2014 4.0.4 Beta
0.8.8 8006 140413 Apr. 13, 2014 4.0.4 Release
0.8.9 3088 140501 May 1, 2014 4.0.4 Release
0.8.10 3096 140521 May 21, 2014 4.0.4 Release
0.8.11 3116 140622 June 22, 2014 4.0.4 Release
0.8.12 3119 140710 Jul. 10, 2014 4.0.4 Release
0.9.0 4049 140806 Jul. 31, 2014 4.4.2 Release
0.9.0 4203 140920 Aug. 3, 2014 4.4.2 Release
0.9.1 4057 141212 Aug. 13, 2014 4.4.2 Release
0.9.2 4061 141309 Sep. 4, 2014 4.4.2 Release
0.9.3 4070 141408 Sep. 18, 2014 4.4.2 Release
0.9.4 4078 141408 Oct. 13, 2014 4.4.2 Release
0.9.6 4092 141408 Nov. 20, 2014 4.4.2 Release

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