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SocketQ Goes Beyond BlueStacks, Lets Android 4.0 Run Natively On PC

BlueStacks would be the most widely known emulator for running Android on Windows PC, and now there is a new entry to this niche named SocketQ's WindowsAndroid. However, there is a HUGE difference between the two - unlike BlueStacks which uses a virtual environment to host Android in Windows environment, SocketQ's WindowsAndroid is a full native port of Android to MS Windows architecture.

Running Android as an native Windows application allow Android to make use of full hardware and
graphics acceleration with high performance media codecs available to Windows PC. This not only offers higher performance but also integration with Windows’ applications like Flash, Windows Media Player, etc. Do checkout the demonstration video below.

Windows Android
WindowsAndroid is Android running with Windows kernel!
It does not run by a simulator (such as VirtualBox), it's on real machine, so it's fast!
It keeps full Android capabilities. You can run all Andorid apps, including 3D games!

Project Goals :

  • Full porting keep Android’s all originalities, from UI to Dalvik virtual machine
  • High performance make use of Windows OS and hardware performance leverage, such as
    graphics hardware acceleration and high performance media codec.

Key technical points :

  • OS adaption layer (OSAL) between Android and Windows
  • Android Framework/External projects porting
  • Hardware acceleration for Graphics subsystem
  • Dalvik VM porting and optimization
  • IPC (binder) porting and optimization

Features :

  • current ported Android version is 4.0.3r1, new version is being developed
  • can run on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
  • has exactly the same user experience with the original Android2
  • Integrated with Windows’ applications, such as Flash、Windows Media
    Player, etc.
  • supports any UI resolution, such as 1920x1080
  • supports windowing mode or full-screen mode, window scaling in
    windowing mode, and switching between windowing mode and full screen
  • supports IO devices such as mouse, keyboard, remote control
  • supports Ethernet, pppoe

Target application cases :

  • High performance Android development tool
  • STB
  • Tablet
Download Windows Android :


Registered to the site with a real email address to receive download link
Nothing happened I'm still waiting A fake to collect emails ?

I was downloaded and installed the app. It took 4 hours to download the 64MB. Now After installing,
I had tried to run the app. It's showing me the error message:

The procedure entry point GetTickCount64 could not be located in the dynamic link library

Plz tell me wats gone wrong. I am just irritated after the 4 damn hours, i cant able to run this software. By the by I am using Windows XP SP2 32-bit, with 2GB RAM and Core2 duo processor.

This is still a under-development BETA product, you can either contact the developer of this application or simply download BlueStacks -

the site closed now .....

for to run this product without any DLL error just download the latest DIRECTX from microsoft and install it after then install the socketq soft ..... sure it will run without error ....

if anyone downloaded the file from then paste the link here .... upload the software on other sharing sites and put the link here ....

I found this mirror for anyone who is interested in downloading it while the site is down...

Installed it and am lost for words..just stunning!!!!! qn though...anyone know how to install apps?

Downloaded and installed and its realy awesum qn though..anyone know how to access google play..i wana install some apps!:D

You will need to download APK's manually and place them inside correct folder on "WindowsAndroid" installation dir.

Yh finally did that...but its prety buggy...installed an app but didnt run...just closed suddenly!Cant complain is beta...thnks anyway!

Why don't you give BlueStacks a try -

Yh already installed Bluestacks....its prety cool...thnks!:)

SocketQ's website now offers a program called Windroy instead. It serves the same purpose, runs Android 4.0 on Windows 7 or 8.

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