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Software of the month : Blue Stacks

 

A startup called BlueStacks will end all worrying about whether an app will run on a specific operating system. The company's technology lets users run apps on operating systems they weren't designed for. It can run Windows on top of Android or vice versa.

Software "emulators" already make it possible to run software designed for one operating system on another, but emulators tend to run slowly because they translate code from one form into another. In contrast, the BlueStacks software interfaces directly with the device's hardware so that apps can run more smoothly and with better performance.

According to the BlueStacks website, the forthcoming ViewSonic ViewPad Pro 10 tablet, which runs both Windows 7 and Android, will also be powered by BlueStacks.
The company will make the software available for download, but it can also be built into apps, and will come pre-installed on some hardware. A version of BlueStacks will be available to download at the end of June which would enable users to run Android apps on existing Windows devices.

And that's how in the near future, we wouldn't need to think much about OS specifications of an application, thanks to such softwares.

Supported OS and their configurations :

Android on Windows (for x86):
Run Android on Window simultaneously and seamlessly with the current release of BlueStacks
• Android on Windows (for ARM):
Run Android on Windows on ARM architectures starting with the Windows 8 release
• Android on Chrome OS (for x86):
Run Android apps in a browser tab to augment the app experience in Chrome OS
• Windows on Android (for x86):
Run Windows on Android, boot into Android for faster startup and longer battery life. 

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