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.
I could enjoy full networking. I downloaded Amazon's Kindle app, authenticated into Amazon, and my bookshelf was ready to read. I could also shop for new books. Yes, I could do this faster in my browser locally, but this is cool.