BlueStacks 0.9.1.4057 Beta

Reliable utility that runs Android OS and apps on Windows computers, and supports import from the hard drive, as well as syncing your machine with your smartphone
BlueStacks is an easy to use yet powerful software solution designed to run Android apps right on your Windows machine, with the help of a Google account.

Simple-to-handle GUI

Boasting a very effective emulation engine, BlueStacks impresses thanks to its user-friendly approach, making everything easy as pie for all types of users, be they beginners or with a bit more computer knowledge. It looks exactly like the mobile platform, with all the proper buttons incorporated in the main window.

Once installed, you are required to input your existing Google account or create a new one, so that you can gain access to the Play Store.

Access, download and manage apps with ease

It is possible to download all games and apps available on Android from the Play Store, as well as play them with ease. You can navigate the Internet with the help of a built-in web browser, as well as check out your Twitter and Facebook account.

The app is available on a full-screen mode, while you can also make it smaller with just a click of the button. As stated above, the back, home and recent apps buttons are available, and help you easily browse through all the options offered with ease, and all installed items are going to create shortcuts in the Start screen (on Windows 8 and 8.1).

Tweak parameters and share items

Loading times are very good and the program runs with absolutely no errors. Most of the games, galleries and apps can be controlled by mouse, just like you would do on your typical touchscreen mobile phone.

Aside from that, you can share an item on Facebook and Twitter with great ease, view the time in a corner, enable or disable notifications and access the settings panel. The latter is quite familiar, seeing its design is almost identical with the Android one, and lets you manage sound, apps and contacts, as well as set date and time, change keyboard options and language.

Sync phone and PC, and import files

Another feature that's worth mentioning is the so-called Cloud Connect, a separate tool designed to allow users to automatically sync their apps, updates, photos and SMS from your Android phone to the PC.

In turn, you can also import items from your computer’s hard drive with just a click of the button, with the incorporated file browser.

Performance and conclusion

This utility runs all Windows versions out there, without putting a strain on the computer’s performance. The response time is good and the interface is intuitive and quite familiar for those who already have an Android phone.

Overall, BlueStacks is an effective piece of software that brings the flavor of Android apps on your computer.

Reviewed by on August 14th, 2014


last updated on:
September 15th, 2014, 12:37 GMT
file size:
12.5 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
BlueStack Systems, Inc
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8 64 bit
category:
C: \ Mobile Phone Tools \ Others

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What's New in version 0.9.1.4057
  • Latest Android (Kitkat)
  • Addition of problem category drop down list in log collector window
  • Added option to add Zendesk (BlueStacks support forum) in log collector window
  • Localization of log collector strings for chinese
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Application description

End consumers can now enjoy their favorite Android apps on Windows PCs. Android apps can appear either as icons on the...

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