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BlueStacks Brings Android Apps To Windows

Bluestacks is a virtualization layer that runs on Windows PCs and allows users to run Android apps. Rather than run a full Android emulator, including the UI, Bluestacks provides enough of the Android OS to run most apps as if they were native Windows apps.
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First, I wanted to see what Bluestacks looked like. Under the hood is a handy utility for seeing, well, what's under the hood of your Android device. It's running a Linux kernel and shows up as BlueStacks Virtual device. You can see some of the loadable modules running. Other tabs list processes and networking.

 

Mike Fratto is a principal analyst at Current Analysis, covering the Enterprise Networking and Data Center Technology markets. Prior to that, Mike was with UBM Tech for 15 years, and served as editor of Network Computing. He was also lead analyst for InformationWeek Analytics ... View Full Bio

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