BlueStacks Android emulator expands to Windows XP and Vista

November 22, 2011
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If you're still holding on to your ancient Windows XP machine and you've got a hankering to try out the impressive BlueStacks app emulator, today is your lucky day. The software is expanding support to older Windows versions, XP and Vista, and it already supported Windows 7. Other than the expanded platform support there isn't much new, since the premium version and the OS X version are still in development.You can download the software from their website.

BlueStacks got a lot of attention when they debuted their Android emulator, which allows quick and easy access to free Android apps. Users can also move apps from their Android phone to BlueStacks on their computer using a software portal. The performance isn't great at the moment - you'll need a powerful computer to run games smoothly - but the ability to run Android apps relatively painless ly on desktop hardware is alluring. It'll only become more so as Windows moves into the tablet realm with Windows 8.The software is already showing up on at least one ViewSonic tablet.

AMD agrees. The processor company invested 5.6 million dollars into the company to spur its development, and help create a viable base of touch-enabled apps for x86 netbooks and tablets. With all this interest comes some very exciting times for BlueStacks - we'll probably be seeing them at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. We'll be on the lookout for more feature and platform updates.


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  • LemmingRider

    has any one rooted this yet

  • Iafhlskb

    this is anoying cus you need to wait till’ beta is out!

  • Chethan Puppy

    sir when will you release the bluestacks s/w i’wnt to buy it how much it cost 

  • tyler android user

     i cant get it because i need 1gb physical memory

  • anthony

    i want this software pleas tell me how to take this my pc intel pentium d proceser

  • hussien

    the program does not work , this show
    (the application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). )
    please what do i do and who i have windows XP

  • hussien

    the program does not work , this show
    (the application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). )
    please what do i do and who i have windows XP

  • http://twitter.com/AntonioAlvarezZ Antonio Alvarez

    hussien, you need: Service Pack 3 (SP3) ; Windows installer 4.5 and .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 which can be downloaded from download.microsoft.com

  • savita Chaudhary

    i have windows * installed in my pc.. I tried to install bluestacks in my pc but it said graphics card not supported. Later i downloaded the offline installer of the program it is also giving an error saying .net framework 2.0 sp2 or higher. I have .net framework 4.0 installed on my pc.

    Any help??

  • Dai Dt

    i get airtime from mcent with bluestack, but just for first intall
    how to get airtime again, with different number..?
    i have been reinstall app , and login with different number, for the second number, im not yet get airtime…

    help me..