Shifting to Windows 8 Surface tablets might have made you frustrated because Windows App store does not still have qualitative apps available for tablet users. So, are you missing your best Android apps you use to run on your Android tablets. How about running Android apps on Windows 8 and Surface tablets.
Rescue comes in the form of BlueStacks, the startup which had previously launched the App Player software for PCs and Macs, allowing those systems to run all Android apps. BlueStacks has released a version of its App Player optimised for the Microsoft Surface Pro tablets as well as others running Windows 8. The move comes hot on the heels of BlueStack’s distribution agreements with major players in the PC ecosystem, including deals with Asus and Lenovo, which will see the software pre-installed on over 100 million PCs in 2013.
BlueStacks is an emulator that runs Android apps on PCs and Macs within a window instead of requiring that you to install and boot the mobile operating system on your computer, making it an elegant way to bring your favorite mobile apps to your desktop. In fact, the company also offers a way to sync the mobile apps on your Android smartphone to your computer, so you don’t have to pay twice to install the same app on multiple platforms.
How to run Android apps on Windows 8 Surface Tablets using BlueStacks
- To run Android apps on your new Windows 8 computer or Tablet, head down to GetYourAppsBackWebsite.
- Once there, download BlueStacks.
- When BlueStacks is downloaded. Run it. You will see a new BlueStacks Interface. It is all touch.
- Now, you can search your apps by clicking on the search icon with a blue background on the right upper side of the software.
- When you search for an app, you need to register on the app store you select. There are three prominent app stores you can use.
- Google Play Store, Amazon App store and Get Jar app stores.
- Now, after downloading the apps, you can simply run it and enjoy your apps with all the touch fun. Remember BlueStacks also support physical input devices like Mouse and Keyboard, so the ones without touch devices can also use BlueStacks.
Some Updates on BlueStacks after its release
- BlueStacks App player are still working to fix the bug in the system while running apps on surface pro. So, you may get some glitches while running apps on Surface Pro
- BlueStacks App Player is a Windows 8 app, but it’s actually a Windows 7 app with features optimized for Windows 8 touch controls.
- BlueStacks has released a repaired version of the app. If you already downloaded it, you can fix it with this patch.
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