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BlueStacks' Android on Windows App Player enters beta

updated 09:25 am EDT, Tue March 27, 2012

BlueStacks beta supports Angry Birds and more

BlueStacks' App Player was posted as a beta on Tuesday with significant expansion over the earlier alpha. The Android-on-Windows emulator's compatibility is now much wider and will recognize games like Angry Birds Space that would normally talk directly to an ARM chip. OS support is wider as well, expanding from just Windows 7 to either as far back as Windows XP or as recent as the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

New extras include in-app purchase handling, including from the Amazon Appstore and GetJar, as well as better syncing of a given app's state between the App Player and a real Android device. A one-button recommended apps download is now an option. Multiple apps come installed with the beta, starting with raw productivity apps like Documents To Go and Evernote that move on to the Nook reader app and Pulse for news.

Use during the beta phase is free, and involves an equally free BlueStacks Cloud Connect app for Android (Google Play) to handle app syncing. The finished app will eventually carry a cost, although the price hasn't been set.





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