A while back we told you about the alpha version of Bluestacks. Back then Bluestacks only offered up support for a handful of Android apps, and it didn’t support any sort of emulation for the built-in accelerometer packed into Android phones and tablets.
Bluestacks just launched the beta version of their software, and they’ve made a lot of significant improvements. For starters, you can now run just about any Android app or game on your computer. That includes Angry Birds: Space in case you were wondering.
The beta version of Bluestacks also has a lot of UI improvements. The new interface is clean and smooth, and makes it easy to search for, and install new apps. You can also connect your Google account in order to get access to your own apps, though this didn’t work exactly as advertised when we tried it out.
The latest version of Bluestacks also offers accelerometer support. No, you won’t have to tilt your computer to use it, just hit the arrow keys – the up arrow tilts forward, the down arrow tilts back toward you, and the left and right arrows tilt left and right (surprise surprise).
Many advanced apps require some sort of graphics acceleration, and Bluestacks has you covered on that front. The latest version of the program can emulate full graphic acceleration similar to what you’d expect to find in a current Android smartphone.
If you’d like to run some Android apps on your PC, this is the way to do it. Just bear in mind that this software is in beta – it may not work exactly as it is supposed to for you. Still, playing Angry Birds: Space on the PC is pretty great – give it a try!