+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Windows 8 Thread, Bluestacks brings Android apps to the Surface Pro in Technical; Windows 8 users, especially those with a Surface Pro, can now enjoy up to 750,000 new apps for their devices, ...
  1. #1

    X-13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    /dev/null
    Posts
    8,004
    Thank Post
    508
    Thanked 1,591 Times in 1,122 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    700

    Bluestacks brings Android apps to the Surface Pro

    Windows 8 users, especially those with a Surface Pro, can now enjoy up to 750,000 new apps for their devices, with Bluestacks launching a new beta version of its Android app player.

    Advertised as "optimised for Surface Pro, the latest version of Bluestacks joins builds for previous versions of Windows and a version for Macs.

    The Android App player is sort of like an emulator that lets you run any Android app on devices which are not powered by the Android OS. Bluestacks handles the code and the user interface for the apps.
    [Source: Techradar]


    That actually sounds quite cool, TBH.

    It's still in beta, and supposedly laggy as hell, but it's a nice idea.

  2. #2

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,439
    Thank Post
    1,468
    Thanked 1,035 Times in 908 Posts
    Rep Power
    299
    I tried it on the PC and its interesting, apps that need GPS fail to work even with FakeGPS running which works when you use a map app but some apps that are location based such as Foursquare still don't get it right.

    Glad its coming on though

  3. #3


    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    8,202
    Thank Post
    442
    Thanked 1,032 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    338
    presumably, on a surface pro you can just run an android virtual machine??
    It would be better for the RT which doesn't have apps of its own.

  4. #4


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.405546, -0.510212
    Posts
    8,125
    Thank Post
    203
    Thanked 2,390 Times in 1,770 Posts
    Rep Power
    704
    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    presumably, on a surface pro you can just run an Android virtual machine??
    Although it's a bit buggy at the moment, WindowsAndroid looks very promising because it runs Android natively on Windows.

    WindowsAndroid is Android running with Windows kernel! It does not run by a simulator (such as VirtualBox), it's on real machine, so it's fast! It keeps full Android capabilities. You can run all Android apps, including 3D games!

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. VNC from Android device to the Pi
    By Poults in forum Raspberry Pi, Arduino & Other SBCs
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 6th February 2013, 02:59 PM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 9th October 2012, 12:55 PM
  3. Android app to steam movies on WiFi?
    By Rawns in forum General Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 16th December 2011, 03:02 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22nd June 2010, 10:45 AM
  5. Bringing Linux To The Students
    By Pear in forum *nix
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 27th June 2006, 12:09 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •