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BlueStacks – The Android Emulator for Windows

Recently I have been obsessed with running Android apps on my Windows 7 PC. Don’t ask me why, but even though I have a great 10″ Android tab, I still get the urges to multi-boot my PC.

I have tried a number of emulators including Andy, WindowsAndroid and YouWave, but in the end I couldn’t find any that would stand against BlueStacks. Although BlueStacks doesn’t have the feature set of Andy, it does let me run almost all apps smoothly. I can enhance its basic, and to be honest boring, interface by installing launchers (currently running ADWLauncher). Some apps refuse to install due to version incompatibility, but otherwise I am happily mimicking my tab’s functionality on my desktop PC.

One problem though – lately Google is refusing to let me download BlueStacks from their website as it seems there is a malware problem with their download page. Visit BlueStacks at