BlueStacks Brings Android Apps To Windows, October 13, 2011 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.
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.