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Android-on-Windows App BlueStacks Hits 10 Million Download

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    It lags like a mofo, though.

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    Does someone have a screenshot that they can post of Bluestacks running? I'm kind of curious as to how it looks.

    But I wouldn't really run android apps on my PC. As far as I know, there isn't anything really worth the while and time to do such.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Here ya go: It DOES lag like a %^%$#

    But once the app starts, its OK. This is the start screen, after the apps have been installed, the first time it runs, it comes up in Full Screen. Your charms and corners are blocked out, and it drops you off in the Store. I am running it windowed.

    Click image for larger version
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Does someone have a screenshot that they can post of Bluestacks running? I'm kind of curious as to how it looks.

    But I wouldn't really run android apps on my PC. As far as I know, there isn't anything really worth the while and time to do such.
    Just try it out and see. If you don't like it.. HIT RESTORE!
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    I tried to install it on my tablet, but it came up with a graphics processor error (it doesn't recognise my graphics card!). It also doesn't play well with a 1024x600 resolution screen, so it looks like it's made for high resolution screens only, even though I downloaded the XP/Vista/7 version.
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    just downloaded it. cant wait to play with it. yeah a little sluggish is my initial thought but its beta, so what do you want?
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Ray8 - NO!!!! There is a Windows 8 version "For Surface" - that's the one I got - The one you got it for 7, wont work in 8 at all.
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    I was trying to run it on my Windows 7 tablet, I removed Windows 8 from the tablet as it was a right pain.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Well, if the Windows Tablet which is 7 now, was made for 8, then you should just get the version for 8, as it will see all of the hardware on the tablet maybe. You can try it, and if it doesn't work, you can always put the 7 version back in.

    But the "Surface" version works well, albeit slow, on any regular Windows 8 Desktop - It may be faster in a tablet.
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    No, the tablet was made for Windows 7 (Gigabyte S1080). I did a registry hack to increase the screen resolution so that I could run Windows 8 and the apps, but in the end, I preferred Windows 7. I use the tablet exclusively in desktop mode (it's a mirror image of my desktop PC in most respects) and as there are no apps that interest me, I just didn't see a reason to use Windows 8.

    I was, however, interested in trying out the Android side, but for some reason Bluestacks doesn't recognise the Intel graphics. That's kind of weird, as I installed Linux Mint on the tablet and I have no problems running it as well.
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Android-on-Windows App BlueStacks Hits 10 Million Download
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