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BlueStacks App Player lets you run apps from your phone fast and fullscreen on Windows and Mac.
Reference - http://bluestacks.com
I asked for permission to try this several weeks ago. As of yet, I have not heard back. Until they do give permission, I don't believe anyone can do this app.
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One other issue affecting portability is that when running in the system tray, there was no option to exit the app. You could 'stop' the engine, but the system tray app stayed running no matter what. I ditched it as a result.
Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!
There's a load of services running too. I can't even install it in Sandboxie cause of the services.
Hello all, I was just wondering if any further progress has been made on getting bluestacks into a portable format.
got a reply from them. Without their permission, this is a no go.
I wonder why they are not allowing it...
Their terms and conditions only allow you to make one copy of the software for backup purposes only. No modifications allowed anywhere in the license.
"This License allows you to install and use the Bluestacks Software. The Bluestacks Software may be used to copy and/or install and run Android apps, which you are authorized or legally permitted to copy and install, from your mobile Android device to your personal computer. You may make one copy of the Bluestacks Software in machine-readable form for backup purposes only, provided that the backup copy must include all copyright or other proprietary notices contained on the original. Except as and only to the extent expressly permitted in this License or by applicable law, you may not copy, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, modify, or create derivative works of the Bluestacks Software or any part thereof." REF: http://bluestacks.com/terms.html
It's probably not worth it anyway. On the same page it's clear they log a lot of data on their users.
I asked for permission to try this several weeks ago. As of yet, I have not heard back. Until they do give permission, I don't believe anyone can do this app!
In my comment above from December of 2012, I stated that I had asked for permission. To date, there has been no response. I can only conclude that they are not interested in granting permission. Too bad...