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That's what BlueStacks has done with virtualization and shared drivers. Android apps can run either as apps or as icons on the Windows desktop, or the whole system can switch from Windows to the Android OS. It is an ideal solution for convertible notebooks. In notebook mode, you can run Windows, and in tablet mode, you can run Android.

Le Source: http://www.betanews.com/article/We-can-run-Android-apps-in-Windows-says-newlyfunded-BlueStacks/1306289679
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That is exactly what BlueStacks believes and has set out to solve. This is exciting to those who make Windows PCs because it gives them an opportunity to participate in the Android ecosystem. If you have an Android phone or tablet, there could be value to using and experiencing many of the same apps you use regularly on your Windows based desktop as well.

2nd Source: http://www.slashgear.com/bluestacks-is-androids-parallels-for-windows-04144132/

I seem to be on a role tonight with the news.

Check it out, I think this a great idea for many netbook fans that need Windows but also like that whole.... Android... thing. wink.gif
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Couldnt you already do this? Since like 2007?
     
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That is pretty cool.
Wonder what use it is to the pc gamers though?
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Wow, could be great for Dev's as well, a test environment at the swivil of a screen.
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Couldnt you already do this? Since like 2007?

I believe it was possible to emulate Android OS in a dev environment on Windows, but I am sure this is waaaaay more geared to mainstream end-users that just wants Angry Birds.
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Port this to linux so we can use the Netflix android app!
Edited by MrLinky - 5/24/11 at 11:09pm
 
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Interesting, I wonder if it runs slow as balls like the Android Emulator for Eclipse. I'm guessing they just use Dalvik JVM on windows so it's not actually emulating the system (obviously would be a huge waste) but the app itself.
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Interesting, I wonder if it runs slow as balls like the Android Emulator for Eclipse. I'm guessing they just use Dalvik JVM on windows so it's not actually emulating the system (obviously would be a huge waste) but the app itself.

*** is up with your avatar lol
    
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Yes, what is it? The creep looks familiar.
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Originally Posted by darksuffering;13655678 
*** is up with your avatar lol
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Yes, what is it? The creep looks familiar.

lol, its Kamon from FLCL giving Haruko a back massage with his chin, duh. tongue.gif
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