Are you thinking about buying an Android…but want to try out the smart phone’s apps first? Or maybe you already have an Android phone and want to run your favorite apps on a larger PC monitor. BlueStacks App Player, now in alpha, lets you do both of these things on a Windows PC.

Once downloaded on a PC, an icon of the Android robot standing on the Windows logo appears on the top right-hand corner of the Windows desktop screen. A menu of over 10 default apps is displayed by placing the cursor on the Android icon and can be opened with one click. Once activated, you can also use the mouse and keyboard to interact with the Android applications on your PC.

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