Bluestacks on Surface Pro 3

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  1. jb82

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    Duos sends my surface i3 into a heat and fan frenzy! wow it gets hot and noisy.
     
  2. ecoeco

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    I've found Andy (the android simulator) to run a little smoother and a little quieter on my SP3 i5. Duos was a little jerky and slower to respond.

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    Based on this and other suggestions, I installed and tried out Andy. However, I found it to be about equally resource intensive with no appreciable improvement in performance. Waiting for Console OS . . . .
     
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    Tested Andy myself. First time I got my Surface Pro 3 hot. (Weirdly enough it started in the installation process even.)

    Seems tricky to do this without better cooling.
     
  5. r11

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    I gave up on trying to get Android apps to run under Windows on SP3. Found workarounds for most apps, had to forget about others. Only app I genuinely miss is Mantano Reader. For now, I use stock Reader for PDF and Bazar Reader for epub.

    The only hope we have of ever being able to run Android apps under Windows without having 40% CPU usage is the native x86 Android, but may be even that is not doable. Booting SPro straight into Android would definitely be wickedly fast, but dont you loose all the Windows apps till next reboot. Sux and I wont do it.
     
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    They explained it here, watch this
     
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    How has this worked? Anyone tried it on SP3?
     
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    If you need Android and Windows together, run an emulator. If you know what you're doing and want native Android, Android-x86 4.4-r3 and unofficial Lollipop builds run perfectly on the SP3 except for rotation sensor.

    Full, native Android, 55,000+ Antutu score on the i3.
     
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    If you don't know what you are doing, how difficult is it to learn to install and use Android x86?

    I've read reviews that Andy contains Spyware or Mallware. Can anyone confirm this? I've tried (admittedly briefly) Bluestacks and it appeared to be for games only. Never tried DuOS.

    I am hoping to move over from my Android phone to Windows when the new Cityman is released, and there are a couple apps (*cough* games *cough*) that I would like to continue to use.
    (note: not just games, or Bluestacks would be fine)
     
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