All You Need To Know About Bluestacks
BlueStacks is an American innovation organization that delivers the BlueStacks Application Player and other cloud-based cross-stage items. The BlueStacks Application Player is intended to empower Android applications to run on PCs running Microsoft Windows and Apple’s macOS. The organization was established in 2009 by Jay Vaishnav, Suman Saraf, and Rosen Sharma, previous CTO at McAfee and a board individual from Cloud.com.
Financial specialists incorporate Andreessen Horowitz, Redpoint, Samsung, Intel, Qualcomm, Citrix, Radar Accomplices, Start Accomplices, AMD, and others.
The organization was declared May 25, 2011, at the Citrix Cooperative energy gathering in San Francisco. Citrix Chief Imprint Templeton showed an early form of BlueStacks in front of an audience and declared that the organizations had shaped an association.
Long story cut short on September 18, 2018, BlueStacks declared the arrival of its most recent lead form, BlueStacks 4. BlueStacks 4 benchmarks 6-8x quicker than each significant cell phone as indicated by the Antutu benchmark. BlueStacks 4 likewise incorporates dynamic asset the executives which just instates the necessary Android libraries along these lines liberating assets. Another harbour and search offer a spotless UI. New computer-based intelligence fueled key-planning apparatus auto maps keys in upheld games with key customization additionally accessible for additional tweaking. Moreover, BlueStacks 4 sudden spikes in demand for a 32-piece adaptation of Android 7.1.2 Nougat.
Advancement for macOS has been restarted, and form 4 is as of now accessible from the site as of November 2019, first discharged for Macintosh in January 2019.
Why bluestacks 4
Bluestacks is an android emulator for computers that can used to run android apps. It can run almost, if not all apps on android right on your computer depending on your computer specification. This app can also be used to chat on Whatsapp and other popular social media application. I use bluestacks 4 a lot since I lost my android phone, it’s easier to run Whatsapp now directly from my windows instead of using the Whatsapp web where you have to connect your phone to your computer or be on the same network.
Also bluestacks is known for its ability to run android games, this is true but depending on your computer configuration. If you run a low end computer or a computer with a low ram it could be stressful because it will lag a lot you will experience some glitches and all that. This leads us to bluestacks 4 minimum requirement.
Bluestacks 4 minimum requirement
- OS: Microsoft Windows 7 and above.
- Processor: Intel or AMD Processor.
- RAM: Your PC must have at least 2GB of RAM. (Note that having 2GB or more disk space is not a substitute for RAM)
- HDD: 5GB Free Disk Space.
- You must be an Administrator on your PC.
- Up to date graphics drivers from Microsoft or the chipset vendor.
Recommended system requirements
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10
- Processor: Intel or AMD Multi-Core Processor with Single Thread PassMark score > 1000 and virtualization extensions enabled in the BIOS (see help). Click on this link to find the single thread Passmark score of your PC’s processor.
- Graphics: Intel/Nvidia/ATI, Onboard or Discrete controller with PassMark score >= 750. Click on this link to find the Passmark score of your PC’s graphics controller.
- RAM: 8GB or higher
- HDD: SSD (or Fusion/Hybrid Drives)
- Internet: Broadband connection to access games, accounts, and related content.
- Up to date graphics drivers from Microsoft or the chipset vendor.
- We do not recommend installing the BlueStacks App Player if you have a virtual machine, e.g., Microsoft Virtual PC, VMWare Workstation, or Oracle Virtualbox, installed on the same PC.
I wouldn’t recommend you to use bluestacks on a 2GB ram computer as stated above by bluestacks, because this software uses a lot of ram to run properly. I was using a 4GB ram dell 3330 latitude core i5 3 generations computer and it wasn’t that good. I cant run chrome and bluestacks at the background, I need to kill one to be able to use the other and I notice this warning message that pops up when using opera mini on bluestacks for a long time.
Check out an article i wrote about how to increase ram using a pen drive this could solve the problem temporarily if you use virtual memory format on your hard disk but works great when you use a pen drive or flash drive.
Finally I got another 2GB ram to support the 4GB ram on my computer, now I can run chrome and bluestacks 4 at the background am actually using both right now on my computer.
Can Bluestacks Play HD games?
For those game lovers like me, you might want to get a good computer with a nice specification, like 8GB ram, core I series and a good graphics card or a good AMD with a quad-core processor. This could improve user experience, don’t get me wrong you can also play good games with other low processors too but just know you are likely to experience lags
How Does Bluestacks 4 Look Like After Installation
The good thing I love about bluestacks 4 is that you can resize it by just dragging the edge to expand it like every other app not like youwave that you must restart before expanding.
Recent update of the bluestacks 4 have this feel like you are actually using an android device. The UI and setting are almost the same with an android smartphone. Sometime when I take a screenshot people think i am using an android tablet, they only get to know when I tell them am using bluestacks 4.
The bluestacks 4 have a storage of about 64GB for apps installation, its ram is can be expanded by users depending on your choice. I set mine to 2GB which means it won’t exceed that 2GB ram usage ( the higher the ram set, the faster it work).
From the image above you can see the CPU configuration and ram size settings, you can find these options in bluestacks settings.
Bluestack 4 looks like the picture below after startup, it loads all installed apps and places them on the start. I would have loved it if I could add a launcher to it though I haven’t tried a launcher I doubt if it would work.
Also bluestacks 4 have four beautiful themes, but I prefer this blue one i am using for this review.
Another good thing about bluestacks is that you get to choose your device type. This fakes your identity, like when I choose Samsung s8 device on bluestacks and I login to play store or facebook my device is seen as Samsung s10.
what I don’t like about bluestacks 4
- An issue with location and IP address: I don’t know why I do have IP and location issues sometimes when i am surfing using the bluestacks 4.
- Bluestacks 4 drains your battery: Bluestacks 4 drains battery, I hardly use my 2hours battery strength for 1hour when it is active.
- It takes a while to start: It also depends on your computer configuration.
Bluestacks 4 FAQ
- Is it possible to run bluestacks 4 on my 2GB ram computer = Yes, but it is likely to run slow.
- Can bluestacks 4 make my computer slow = Yes, if your computer is not up to the recommended system requirement.
- Will bluestacks 4 destroy computer = No.
- Do bluestacks drain battery = yes, it is a pro in that.
- Does it support play store = yes.
Finally, don’t forget that opera mini is giving out free 50MB each day for MTN and Airtel users in Nigeria. If you have opera mini installed in your bluestacks you also stand the chance to enjoy this offer.
Where to download bluestacks 4
You can Download bluestacks 4 for free on Windows and MAC.
A question to you, do you use bluestacks 4, what is it like?