Android is open source and Google releases the code under the Apache License.This open-source code and permissive licensing allows the software to be freely modified and distributed by device manufacturers, wireless carriers and developers. The user interface of Android OS is best suited for touch screen devices. Now let's see how to play Android apps on PC or MAC. Here we are going to use an emulator(Emulation means the ability of a computer program in an electronic device to emulate (imitate) another program or device). The emulator we are going to use is Bluestacks.
It's icon is looks like a burger na? Smileys.

Below is a screenshot of Bluestacks in short window running on my laptop.

Also it enables you to use it on full screen mode. Firstly, I used Dolphin browser in full screen mode. 

Bluestacks allows you to play light weight apps perfectly. Apps less than 20 MB works well in this emulator. I also tested the app called Temple Run, whether it can play smoothly or not. But the result seems to be dual. At the initial point, it works in slow motion and then it runs smoothly. But currently, Bluestacks App Player doesn't support accelerometer functionality. So that the orientation function won't work. Instead of this you can use arrow keys on your keyboard or else mouse clicks and drags.  

How to install?

  • Click on the below image, so that you can directly download the small setup file from the Bluestacks's site. 
  • Open the downloaded file, then it will download the online update for Bluestacks. The update is seems to be a little big file of more than 100 MB. Make sure that you are having the fastest Internet connection to download the update without error. Then wait for a while.
  •  After you have installed the update, it will request you to sign in via Google Mail (same as you are signing in on your Android device) in order to browse the Android market/Google Play. This sign in process takes a little bit time. So, be patient.
  • You can download and install the apps whatever you want from the Google Play Store and also through the browsers.

Steps to find SD card in your PC

  • Firstly download the 'Root Explorer' or 'Explorer' app and install it on Bluestacks.
  • Decide on which directory to give access in BlueStacks. You can either choose an entire hard drive, or a particular folder which is of your choice.
  • Browse the Windows Registry by going to Start >> Run and type in 'regedit' and hit Enter. This opens up the Registry Editor dialogue box.
  • Then go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BlueStacks\Guests\Andr oid\ SharedFolder\0.
  • Right Click on 'Path' and click on 'Modify'.
  • Write the path of the folder that you want to include in SD card. (Example C:\SDCard)
  • Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
  • Open Root Explorer or Explorer app, You can find the folder at '(Root)/sdcard/bstfolder/ BstSharedFolder/'
  • If u don't want to change your Registry, You can simply copy and paste the file's that you want in SD Card at 'C:\ProgramData\BlueStacks\UserData\SharedFolder\' and find the files at above location in Root Explorer (ie '(Root)/sdcard/bstfolder/ BstSharedFolder/').

    System requirements

    • Windows XP service pack 3/Windows 7/Windows 8 or Mac OS X 10.7
    • 2 GB RAM to run smoothly or at least you need 1 GB RAM


      Running Bluestacks on your computer system may slow downs the performance of your system for a while. You can see the Bluestacks icon on the system tray box. If you want to close the application, then click on that icon and then click quit. Finally, restart your system.


        Bluestacks App Player is still in beta version and receives both positive & negative reviews according to Cnet. Anyway you too try it on your computer machine which meets up the necessary requirements and write your reviews here. 
        Your comments are welcome Smileys

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