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BlueStacks App Player

Editors' Review

by   / April 30, 2014

BlueStacks App Player displays apps inside a window and emulates Android's touchscreen motions with your mouse. It takes longer than tapping and swiping, but it works better than we expected, especially since it's still a beta release.

Pros

Apps in Windows: It does give you the ability to run Android apps on your desktop or laptop PC.

One for all: Using the same apps for both Android and Windows has potential advantages, including cross-platform familiarity, easy data transfer, and access to thousands of Android games, tools, and apps in Windows.

Cons

Beta: Like any beta release, BlueStacks has some bugginess. Disabling its startup and services entries in System Configuration and launching BlueStacks later when needed significantly improved the stability of both BlueStacks and Windows.

Subscription: Apps of the day can be downloaded for free, but there's a monthly fee to keep using your own apps on BlueStacks.

Lost in translation: Android apps don't look or run quite the same in Windows, and the interface and controls are different. Some apps are disappointing, but others translate well into Windows.

Bottom Line

Despite some growing pains, BlueStacks App Player is recommended for anyone who wants to open up the Android world on their PC or laptop.

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Editors' Review

by   / April 30, 2014

BlueStacks App Player displays apps inside a window and emulates Android's touchscreen motions with your mouse. It takes longer than tapping and swiping, but it works better than we expected, especially since it's still a beta release.

Pros

Apps in Windows: It does give you the ability to run Android apps on your desktop or laptop PC.

One for all: Using the same apps for both Android and Windows has potential advantages, including cross-platform familiarity, easy data transfer, and access to thousands of Android games, tools, and apps in Windows.

Cons

Beta: Like any beta release, BlueStacks has some bugginess. Disabling its startup and services entries in System Configuration and launching BlueStacks later when needed significantly improved the stability of both BlueStacks and Windows.

Subscription: Apps of the day can be downloaded for free, but there's a monthly fee to keep using your own apps on BlueStacks.

Lost in translation: Android apps don't look or run quite the same in Windows, and the interface and controls are different. Some apps are disappointing, but others translate well into Windows.

Bottom Line

Despite some growing pains, BlueStacks App Player is recommended for anyone who wants to open up the Android world on their PC or laptop.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.140.2.1004

  • You may play Call of Duty: Mobile without experiencing a crash that was occurring under certain circumstances.
  • You may now enter shooting mode in the tutorial of Call of Duty: Mobile.
  • You will now be able to complete the Call of Duty: Mobile tutorial without experiencing any issues with keyboard controls.

General

Publisher Bluestacks
Publisher web site http://BlueStacks.com
Release Date October 07, 2019
Date Added October 07, 2019
Version 4.140.2.1004

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 454.01MB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 3,220,666
Downloads Last Week 559

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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