How to use Android apps on Windows 8, 7 or XP laptops or tablets of AMD

Learn how you can use Android applications right from your Windows 8 or lower desktops, laptops or tablets. Read how an Android Emulator from BlueStacks helps you to download,install and use Android applications right from your Windows PC or laptop

Do you know that you can play Android market (Google Play) games on your Windows PC? I got to know this a little while when I thought of reviewing Android games without an Android device. My search led me to BlueStacks, an Android Emulator that lets you play games from the world's most famous operating system for mobiles on your Windows PC.

News is that now AMD has made collaboration with BlueStacks to bring their cross platform application to AMD powered tablets and PCs. According to reports from Zdnet, AMD is working with BlueStacks to pre-load the AMD powered desktops, laptops and tablets running on Windows 7 and Windows 8 with Bluestacks Android App Player.

If you are not planning on buying a new tablet, PC or laptop in near future then you don't need to fret because this software is available for free download and installation on almost all major used versions of Windows of all laptop and desktop makers. I had covered the installation of BlueStacks Android Emulator on Windows XP and I believe you will find it sufficient for installation on other higher Windows versions too.

You can download the master Android on Windows app, AMD App player zone or for direct installation you can download the app from AMD AppZone in case you own an AMD device.

Both companies are claiming that it is the only source which will bring millions of Android apps to the Windows 8 generation laptops, desktops and tablets. But for now the AppStore contains only a few dozen of such apps. However, you have a few most famous apps like BattleField 3, Adobe Premiere Elements and Pulse already in the AMD AppZone which should make installing this app worth the effort.

I suppose this is because only these few apps have been optimised to work well on Windows AMD systems. However, with this app installed you can also directly download the apps for Google Play and install it on your Windows system. Moreover, if you already having an Android smartphone or Android tablet, then you can sync your Windows system and Android device using BlueStacks Cloud Connect and enjoy your Android apps on your Windows PC.

I don't know if it striked you or not, but the big thing I see here in the advantage of Windows 8 is that if it can use the apps of the huge Android app ecosystem at Google Play then it solves a big problem for Microsoft to get developers interested in the development of Windows 8 app market. This will be a win win situation for Microsoft, the developers as well as the users. Microsoft will be able to leave the tension of getting its App market developed, developers will be doubly benefitted by having their same app working for both the operating systems and of course the users who will be able to take the benefit of huge number of Android apps simply from the desktops or laptops.

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Guest Author: Deborah M.30 Sep 2012

I was trying to download Android apps to my system to play games, but unfortunately downloaded game was not able to perform well. You have given a different guidelines and steps to use Android apps to our computer system to play. I will do it now.

Guest Author: marshal17 Mar 2013

I couldn't install it and shows error that my graphic card is not up to date. I'm using ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4300 Series GPU and when I try to update it in control pannel, it shows up as UP TO DATE. Sombody please help me solve this issue.

Guest Author: meenu14 Mar 2014

I want to insttal Whatsapp in my laptop but without Android.

Author: Ankit14 Mar 2014 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 0

You can't do that.

Guest Author: Meera16 Sep 2014

I use Windows 8 Phone and I have installed a lot of software including Bluestack's to be able to run Android apps. The problem is ITS NOT WORKING! Bluestack ain't even running on my phone. What should I do?

Guest Author: Danielle18 Apr 2015

I cant figure out how to actually USE the apps I download on my pc. I download them and they are on my computer and it basically just shows me how the app works but no way to actually use them. I have tried several apps and nothing. - do I have to download something for windows 7 for them to work?

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