1. Jazmac's Avatar
    Will it run android apps on Windows RT?
    10-21-2012 08:45 AM
  2. ImmortalWarrior's Avatar
    Will it run android apps on Windows RT?
    Not directly. Android apps written in C code can be ported rather easily.

    Since C code is possible with RT, an app could be written to run Android apps, but I don't know why you would want to.
    10-21-2012 09:07 AM
  3. stephen_az's Avatar
    Unless something has changed Bluestacks is more of a marketing machine than reality. They have been promising bringing "Android to X86-based Windows" for over a year and claim huge numbers of apps, and even have AMD on-board in some fashion now. So far they still only have a handful of actual working apps. I also expect that they ever really got close to giving people access to all Android apps on Windows, either Google or Microsoft would quickly litigate to shut them down. On Google's front, it circumvents the licensing agreement for its app developers and for Microsoft (among other things) it would open Windows to a whole new world of security issues. BTW, the fact that there is an Android player in BlackBerry's PlayBook is because they have licensed it. There is nothing in the Bluestacks user agreement that acknowledges this is properly licensed.
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    10-21-2012 11:13 AM
  4. lumpaywk's Avatar
    Unless something has changed Bluestacks is more of a marketing machine than reality. They have been promising bringing "Android to X86-based Windows" for over a year and claim huge numbers of apps, and even have AMD on-board in some fashion now. So far they still only have a handful of actual working apps. I also expect that they ever really got close to giving people access to all Android apps on Windows, either Google or Microsoft would quickly litigate to shut them down. On Google's front, it circumvents the licensing agreement for its app developers and for Microsoft (among other things) it would open Windows to a whole new world of security issues. BTW, the fact that there is an Android player in BlackBerry's PlayBook is because they have licensed it. There is nothing in the Bluestacks user agreement that acknowledges this is properly licensed.
    You could not be more wrong and in fact Google has helped with the development. First off the apps would still run in a sandbox meaning they can not break out into the rest of the system and so the threat they had to an Android device is mitigated by MS security.

    Secondly Google does not make money from licensing its OS it makes money from selling apps! This means that if there is other ways to sell apps on more devices it would be foolish to ignore it.

    As a reply to this thread on bluestacks official page they list Windows for ARM as a supported platform. They are developing it now and it should be available soon. It does not fall into the emulator trap as it does not actually emulate a system
    Last edited by lumpaywk; 11-01-2012 at 06:23 AM.
    11-01-2012 04:27 AM
  5. paulschapman's Avatar
    Unless something has changed Bluestacks is more of a marketing machine than reality. They have been promising bringing "Android to X86-based Windows" for over a year and claim huge numbers of apps, and even have AMD on-board in some fashion now. So far they still only have a handful of actual working apps. I also expect that they ever really got close to giving people access to all Android apps on Windows, either Google or Microsoft would quickly litigate to shut them down. On Google's front, it circumvents the licensing agreement for its app developers and for Microsoft (among other things) it would open Windows to a whole new world of security issues. BTW, the fact that there is an Android player in BlackBerry's PlayBook is because they have licensed it. There is nothing in the Bluestacks user agreement that acknowledges this is properly licensed.
    I seriously doubt MS would sue. One of the biggest complaints in reviews would be the lack of apps for WinRT - being able to run Android Apps would settle that little problem very quickly.
    11-01-2012 04:31 AM
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    12-19-2012 10:52 PM
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