BlueStacks, the software that lets you run Android apps on your desktop, has hit 10 million downloads

by: Brad WardMay 7, 2013

BlueStacks has been in beta status for a little over a year now, and has hit a whopping 10 million downloads mark, which is a quite an impressive feat.

10 million downloads is quite a milestone, and it seems to have surprised everyone in the company. In fact, BlueStacks CEO Rosen Sharma said the team tried to predict where the software would be in its first year. It turns out that the employee closest to the massive milestone only guessed a couple hundred thousand.

BlueStacks’ senior VP of marketing noted that downloads are different from users actually using the software on a regular basis. That’s very true, but the number of active users was described as “spooky high”, which is no doubt a testament to all the hard work that was put in the software.

Celebrations aside, BlueStacks is working on a Jelly Bean version of the app, and according to AllThingsD, it should be releasing in the near future.

If you’re not familiar with BlueStacks, the software basically allows you to run Android apps on AMD-powered desktops running Windows 7 or Windows 8. The software will even let you run Android apps on Mac OS X. Of course, this may not be the perfect solution to run Android apps on your computer, but it definitely has a lot of potential to become even better than it already is.

While there’s no release date yet, there’s no doubt that BlueStacks will get a lot more attention when it officially releases and becomes more widely available than constrained to certain specifications.

  • Phil Nolan

    I still can’t get it to install on my desktop.

    • Jason Suminski

      Is your processor AMD? or is it Intel??

  • Rick Perez

    Jelly bean FTW.

    That’s was the only thing holding me back from keeping it on my PC.

  • roland

    the bad thing is it has its own store.
    I can’t access Google Play from BlueStacks.

    uninstalled after 3 days.

  • Anirudh

    If they could make something , say ‘RedStacks’ and make my Window apps run on my android. I will sell my pc that day.

  • neonkid

    does it work on ubuntu

  • Noah

    This is pure garbage, flawed in so many ways I wouldn’t know where to start.

    Just avoid it.

  • Link? FFS!

  • anonymous

    I tried this app several months ago when I first read about it and was intrigued.
    It disappointed me in almost every way. Sure I was able to run android games on my desktop, but between its restrictive store and plethora of ads, I quickly removed it.
    While not exactly the same thing, AirDroid 2.0 for your device is a superior way to get android on your screen.