BlueStacks is a program that can emulate Android applications on Windows. It can serve to test applications, and also for use in PC (or tablets) for mobile applications and games that do not have a Windows version, such as the case of the popular WhatsApp Messenger.
Program to run Android on a PC
BlueStacks can serve Android application developers who want to test applications on the PC, either for convenience or for some other reason, avoiding having to install them on the phone. You can also serve ordinary users who want to know the workings of a game or program, to see if it’s worth having it on your mobile device.
BlueStacks allows you to run applications in full screen, so fans of Angry Birds and other games will be able to play them in a larger space available to the phone screens. In the case of applications requiring the phone accelerometer is possible to simulate movement through the directional keys (arrows).
Another advantage is that it offers the ability to synchronize applications between Android device and emulator, through its tool “BlueStacks Cloud Connect”. Something which does not offer a direct access to download applications from Google Play (ex Android Market).
BlueStacks Android Apps
For users interested in using WhatsApp on Windows, it is clear that they will not be able to use both on the PC and on the phone, because only going to work the last installation is made (for the same phone number) . During setup of the application must enter a valid phone number to receive messages, so you can get the verification code.
BlueStacks App Player 0.7.5 Beta is the latest version, updated in September 2012, this software emulator for Android that can be downloaded for free. It works for Windows 7.
In this beta you can find faults, a certain slowness while running some games, and a high consumption of RAM, plus incompatibility with many applications, but meanwhile you can install, and expect to continue to evaluate the improvements prior the release of the final version.