We’ve been eagerly anticipating the full-on release of BlueStacks’ App Player, so imagine our excitement, now that the software has officially made the leap from its brief alpha stage to “beta-1″ status. If you’ll recall, the App Player can virtually run over 450k Android apps on Windows XP, Vista and 7, all without developers needing to tweak their respective coding. Notably, this latest build has a host of updates including LayerCake, allowing x86-based machines run apps written for ARM — and with hardware graphics acceleration, no less. Other notable goodies from the beta build include official localization in 10 countries, mock accelerometer support (arrow keys), an updated UI and Direct AppStore Access. If the mere thought of running Android Angry Birds on Windows has your interests piqued, you’ll find further details about BlueStacks in the full press release and video overview past the break.
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