Run Android Apps on Windows based PC using BlueStacks
You can now run Android apps on your Windows based PC using a simple and free software called BlueStacks. BlueStacks is an app player for Windows, which can play Android apps faster than it can run on a phone and that too, on a full-screen.
You will get 10 pre-loaded apps with the software and can add up to 26 apps more of their choice. You can push favorite apps directly from the phone to the PC via internet route.
BlueStacks software is a virtual Android operating system which creates a hardware environment with a limited amount of storage (around 363 MB) for installing apps and 262 MB of SD card storage space. It uses the processor, the internet connection, mouse, keyboard and the audio card of the PC.
Once BlueStacks is installed, the application will be running the Android operating system in the background and you will see an icon in the system tray area and a widget will be running on your screen. A single click on the widget will reveal the Android system apps installed in it. Click on the apps and enjoy them on a large screen. Additional apps can be installed from the BlueStacks website by signing in using your Facebook account details. To get to this page, all you need to do is click on the BlueStacks widget, scroll to and click on the app icon/shortcut ‘Get more apps’. A website will open up where you can login using your Facebook details. Once logged in, simply click on the ‘Subscribe’ button for the available apps (in the Featured Apps section) and they shall automatically get installed on your system via the internet. The ‘Could Connect’ link on the same page will highlight a special 9-pin numerical code which needs to be entered on your Android phone running the BlueStacks Cloud Connect app (download it from the Android Market for free). Once done, you can push apps from your phone to your PC by simply selecting multiple apps and syncing it. That’s it! You can now enjoy all your favorite apps from your phone on your Windows desktop PC.