Running Android Apps on Windows

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  1. jaekqubp

    jaekqubp Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi everybody. I'm a new owner of Surface Pro and new Tablet PC user. I've concluded that there are several applications that I run on my Android phone, that have no comparable alternative for Windows Metro in the Windows Store. I see that emulating Android on a Windows PC is fairly commonplace, however there are several options to do so--Bluestacks, Youwave, Android SDK Emulator, Android X86 in a Virtual Machine.

    I'm just curious to learn how others are effectively emulating Android on their Windows TabletPCs, what is the simplest, fastest and most reliable means of accomplishing this task?

    Sharing of any experiential knowledge is much appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Sent from my Surface with Windows 8 Pro using Tapatalk
     
  2. ptrkhh

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    For someone new, I would recommend BlueStacks. It is the friendliest one. For example, it has Play Store and 1Mobile store built in, so you don't have nothing to install in order to get apps.
     
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    Hi ptrkhh,

    Thanks for your response. BlueStacks seems to be pretty straightforward and usable. I've installed it on my testing machine, so as to avoid installing anything potentially unwanted on the Surface.
    I think it will be really useful to have on the SP.

    Thanks again!

     
  4. Eramit

    Eramit Pen Pal - Newbie

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    For the surface pro I would advise DuOS-m (http://www.amiduos.com). Its made by American Megatrends (The famous BIOS company). It has great performance compared with Bluestacks and has a very tight integration. All sensors, gps, camera support are included. The Android looks and feels exactly like the one you would find in something like a Nexus Tablet. Google Play does not ship with by default but is pretty easy to install (Install Google App in DuOS-m).
     
  5. jaekqubp

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    Thank you for your response, Eramit!
    This looks like what I am looking for.

     
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    jhoff80 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I've never personally had any desire to do this, but I've read a couple good things about Genymotion too.
     
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    Thanks, I'll check it out. I've heard Blue Stacks has spyware.

     
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    Unfortunately this only runs on 64 bit Windows, I wanted to try it on my Vivotab but obviously can't :(
     
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    According to this support question 32 bit version is in validation phase it should be release soon.
     
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