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Live: Android apps for Windows PC, Mac version coming

How many Windows users have felt left out that Apple offered Mac users the opportunity to install apps on their computers via the Mac App Store? Well you will be happy to know that Windows PC users will now be able to run Android apps on their systems. It is BlueStacks that makes this all possible, which is an App Player that is designed to make the impossible possible.

What makes this app so good is how it will run full screen, so no trying to use an app that looks lost on a large screen. This workaround was not a simple task, as it took two years to build, with 10 engineers working hard to get it developed. If you have wanted to play Angry Birds on your Windows PC, then it’s a nice feeling to know that you can now do so.

This is what worries me about Microsoft, it takes a third-party to make this possible, and it’s for this reason why Apple has grown beyond them. AllThingsD reports that the BlueStacks app will come pre-loaded with 10 apps, but you can also push your apps from your Android handset to your PC — something that isn’t possible on the Mac.

It’s not certain how much interest there has been in this new app, but we can see it gain momentum. Having said that, with the install base of Android, and the likelihood that most of them use Windows, it won’t be too long before downloads hit the millions in a short amount of time. We now wonder if the company will offer the same kind of solution to iPhone users with a Windows PC, or BlackBerry?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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