BlueStacks, a Campbell, California-based software company, has released the Beta version of its App Player for PC that will use patent-pending technology to allow Android apps to run on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7-based computer systems.
BlueStacks aims to bridge the gap between Microsoft Windows operating system and Google Android mobile operating system through the BlueStacks App Player. According to the company, once the users install the software on their Windows-based PC, they can run about 450,000 Android applications, which include Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja. It is because of the patent-pending LayerCake technology, which is incorporated in BlueStacks emulator, that performance of Android games in Windows-based computer system is enhanced. This technology was not included in the BlueStacks Alpha version.
The BlueStacks App Player is 3.6 MB in size and can be installed and downloaded from the company's official website.