Bluestacks launched their first alpha version of their android app player on October 11, 2011. The main idea was to allow users to run any mobile app directly from their desktops using a virtualization technology called QEMU, which is also referred to as KVM (Kernel- based virtual machine).
Later On june, 2012 bluestacks released an alpha -1 version of the android app player for MAC OS, MAC OSX project wasn’t successful and was dropped in 2013.
Bluestacks app player allows you to run your favorite mobile games on a large screen without the need to worry running out of disk space or having older version of android on your phone that aren’t compatible with the latest versions of games. As bluestacks app player syncs with your google account you can use the same login to credential to have access to all your favorite games and apps, you can also chose to create icon shortcuts directly on your desktop to have easier and faster access to your mostly used apps and games
The technology that is used by bluestacks can create a bit of an issue for users, main one being app compatibility, it seems that the games that are in the bluestacks catalog are working pretty much smoothly but the ones that are downloaded from the play store (which are the majority) have a bit more difficulty to run some of them won’t run at all and you will get a black screen while others that do work will be a bit more on the clunkier side.
Some other issues bluestacks users are experiencing are with an errors related to the Graphics Card or with retrieving information from the server [RPC:S-5:AEC-0], you can solve some of these problem updating you video card drivers or by clearing the date from the Google service framework, Recently bluestacks introduced a freemium model where users are required to pay $2 a month or forced to download random apps whenever the android emulator is launched, there have been allot of “noise” from the users base but bluestacks practice of forcing users to install mobile apps still remains.
There is another android emulator out there in the market called Andy, Andy isn’t only completely free to use (unlike bluestacks no one will force you to install any apps) but also has more apps compatibility support and higher performances.
With the latest version of andy you will have a key-mapper support as well that will allow you to use keyboard for most of the new games and/or use a remote control (XBOX or PS).
How to install the best android emulator on your PC
Step 1: Download the android emulator software Andy and it is available for free. Click here to download: Download
Step 2: Start the installation of Andy by clicking on the installer file you downloaded.
Step 3: When the software is ready to be used, start it and complete the sign up procedure and login with Google Play account.
Step 4: Start Google play store app and use its search tool to search any game you want to play.
Step 5: You can also install remote control app form here for remotely accessing the game: Andy remote control app
Support:we maintain an online real-time Facebook support group if you have any issues with the Andy OS installation process, you can use this link to access the group: support
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