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The best way to run Android apps on a Windows PC

Edward Kiledjian2 Comments

 I wrote about [Bluestack](http://www.kiledjian.com/main/2012/12/7/run-any-android-app-on-your-windows-or-mac-computer.html) and how they provide a beta emulation software that allows you to run some Android software on a Windows or Mac PC. Emulation is good when you don't have any other option but now a team of Chinese developers from [Socketeq](http://www.socketeq.com/) has pushed their Android on Windows just a little bit further.

Instead of using emulation which is slower and more limiting, they have created a system where Android runs on top of the Windows kernel (without emulation). They also claim that this approach allows you to run all Android applications including the resource intensive 3D games.

Based on the current beta version, it seems pretty solid but still has some limitations. Multi-touch isn't supported but you can accomplish most actions with your mouse. The official Google apps aren't included but there is no doubt this will be hacked in later on by some creative users.

You can watch their demo video here:

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Right now, you have to download the app from their site by going here and clicking download: