BlueStacks – Rumored to bring Android Apps To WindowsRT Devices, Hits 5Million Installs.


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It appears that BlueStacks isn’t just a flash in the pan. The Silicon Valley-based start up, which makes software that allows users to run their Android apps on Macs and PCs, said today that it has passed 5 million organic installs through its homepage. Vanity stats like this are annoying, yes, but what’s notable is that BlueStacks hit this milestone in under eight months. And the news comes on top of its recent partnerships with AMD and Asus, which have announced their intention to pre-load BlueStacks’ technology on over 100 million units.

In September, BlueStacks announced a partnership with chipmaker AMD, which brought its app catalog to AMD-powered Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines through the launch of its new app store, AppZone. As Sarah pointed out at the time, much like AppUp, Intel’s app store for PCs that “has been optimized to run on Intel-powered Ultrabooks,” with AppZone, the chipmaker optimized BlueStacks’ technology for AMD GPUs and APUs.

Of course, it was only a matter of time before the chipmakers began implementing the startup’s technology, as AMD was the lead strategic investor in BlueStacks’ $6.4 million series B raise in October of last year. The round brought the company’s total investment to $15 million and saw AMD join investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Ventures, Citrix and Qualcomm.

It’s unusual for software makers and manufacturers like Citrix, Qualcomm and AMD to show up on the same roster of investors, yet, as Sarah said, it was a demonstration of an eagerness among investors to leverage the Windows ecosystem as a platform to run Android apps.

The partnerships with AMD and Asus and its backing from Qualcomm also set the stage for BlueStacks to team up with additional manufacturers to pre-install its technology on PCs. The big-picture goal for the startup is to help bring the some 750K Android apps to each and every one of the billion-plus PC users out there. It’s a sizable opportunity, another part of the reason investors (and chipmakers) are eager to test the waters.

BlueStacks’ technology allows users to run graphics-intensive Android apps on desktop PCs via its patent-pending “Layercake” technology, which initially enabled Android apps to be compatible with x86-based PCs, followed by Macs, and now includes those developed for ARM processors — Angry Birds Space and Fruit Ninja being two familiar examples. (More on this below.)

The company has been looking to build a developer platform, as well, and has been partnering with the makers of apps like Fruit Ninja, SliceIt!, Townsmen, Evernote, StumbleUpon and Barnes & Noble (Nook). The main selling point being that developers don’t have to modify or port their apps to run them on PCs, which means less heavy lifting for those who have already developed apps for Android.

Screen shot 2012-12-06 at 3.08.44 PMTo this point, HandyGames CEO Christopher Kassulke let it slip last night at Mobile Gaming Europe that HandyGames will be launching their uber popular Clouds and Sheep as a PC game using BlueStacks. And the more big app development houses begin signing on, the more BlueStacks thinks that it’s helping to create a crack in the wall between mobile and PC gaming.

But here’s what could be most exciting for developers (and users) looking at developing for (or buying) Windows mobile devices. The newly released Windows RT, for those unfamiliar, is a special version of Windows 8 built for mobile (specifically ARM) devices — so, really, tablets. If somehow you haven’t noticed, Microsoft has been pushing its new Surface tablets pretty aggressively since their initial release in late October, partly manifesting through that snappy, percussive ad campaign you’ve probably seen by now on the tube. The main mobile OS being offered by the Surface? Windows RT.

As of now, consumers can buy a number of ARM-powered Windows RT devices, and there are more coming. But Surface currently has the highest profile among these tablets and devices, yet, the problem is that they’re not selling as well as Microsoft would have hoped. According to Tech Report, MSFT’s initial order of 4 million Surface devices has been cut in half thanks to slow sales.

Leaving the device itself out of it, probably the biggest reason for this boils down to apps. Compared to iOS and Android, few developers have built native apps for Windows 8. Even if consumers want to buy the Surface, many would rather opt for an Android or iOS device, because they offer far more access to the apps we’ve all grown accustomed to using on a daily basis.

So, naturally, rumors have begun to mount that BlueStacks’ next project will be to make its tech available to Windows RT users. As evidenced in this forum, hilariously, it appears that Microsoft salespeople have even begun to suggest using BlueStacks if users want to buy a Windows device and get access to Android apps.

The Droid Guy was one of the first to pick up on the BlueStacks, Windows RT rumors, as a BlueStacks team member recently divulged in a separate forum that the company was in the process of bringing those 750K+ Android apps to Windows RT. BlueStacks Engineer Deepak Sharma, via The Droid Guy: “We are considering offering BlueStacks for Windows RT next year.”

BlueStacks team members approached by TechCrunch would not confirm that this is in fact happening, but from what we’ve been able to gather from other sources, it seems there’s a good chance this could happen in early 2013.

However, as The Droid Guy points out, Microsoft’s Windows Defender could pose problems in this regard, as it could force BlueStacks to release its own app on the Windows Store, which, knowing Microsoft, would likely be disapproved. Until then, BlueStacks works well with Windows 8 Pro-based tablets and devices, but if BlueStacks is able to produce an ARM version of its technology, this could be a big boost both for the startup and for those looking for access to a viable app platform on their new Windows device.

With support for both ARM and Windows 8 Pro, developers could significantly increase their distribution without having to develop native apps for Windows devices — great for them but, again, not something that Microsoft is likely to get too jazzed about.

For more, find BlueStacks at home here.

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Wave I, II Get Android 4.0 [ROOTED] [COMPLETE] :


Its Raining Android

For all the ‘Wavers’,here’s a good news. We here have brought Android 4.0 to your Wave Devices. By not wasting more time, Below Are The Steps For Rooting Your Phone:

How to ROOT a Wave:

1) Copy and/or replace the given “zImage” in your phone memory with this one here >> Click zImage
2) Use the Unlock Root tool to root your wave >> Click Here
3) Download Unlock Root tool from above link and install it.
4) Connect your Android on Samsung Wave to your PC and make sure the USB debugging is switched on.
5) Click on root.
6) It will ask to install a driver, click on install driver anyway , it should be the second option (in Win 7)
7) Wait for root to complete and Done

For Latest Android 4.0 CFW Firmwares for Wave I & Wave II Click here

Polish Blood Android 4.0 Alpha Release.

If you are UNABLE TO ROOT your Wave from the above process then follow the steps below:

UPDATE

The steps below are for 64bit Systems Windows 7

If you are UNABLE TO ROOT your Wave from the above process then follow the steps below:

1. Download the SDK from android website : CLICK HERE

2. Now open the Android SDK Manager, then only tick at Google USB driver and Uncheck everything else

3. Click on the  “Install 1 package.” button. Wait until finish.

4. Now go to device manager. Search for Samsung.

5. Right click then choose update driver. Choose Manual instead of automatic.

6. Browse to C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Android\android-sdk\extras\google\usb_driver

7. Click Ok and wait until the installation is finished.

8. If you haven’t downloaded the UnlockRoot tool CLICK HERE

9. Download and Install the Unlock Root Tool.

10. Open Unlock Root program on your PC. Click “Root” button. Then there will be pop up. Click on Samsung Wave Android ICS 4.0.4

11. Wait again until the program boots your Wave.

12. Your wave is now rooted.

For Android Firmwares for Wave I and Wave II Click here

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(NOTE: processes told , downloads from this site should be done at your own risk. Neither MobileGameroids nor the authors, the sources will be responsible for any loss.)

BADA 2.0 Custom ROM | GT S8500 | Middle East & North Africa | 14/4/12


Hello Guys,

Today I am posting another BADA 2.0 Firmware especially for the Middle East and North Africa. This Firmware is actually developed by the Team Elite members, MyLove90, NeoHack.

Team Elite © Mobile Gameroids

Team Elite

Specifications : 

This Firmware completely supports the below mentioned languages (OS languages & Keyboard):

  • English 
  • French 
  • Arabic 
  • Persian 
  • Urdu 
  • Korean

It also contains the following CSC profiles codes:

  • KOR               
  • ABS 
  • BTC 
  • EGY
  • JED
  • KSA
  • LEV
  • MAT
  • MED
  • MID
  • MMC
  • MWD
  • PAK
  • THR
  • TUN
  • WAN
  • XSG
  • AFG

>> Just like Standard OJP FWs

Main Features

  • Enhanced Ram management
  • Based on S8500DDLC2_INU stock rom
  • Optimized CSC & RC1 files
  • All Java Apps & games are ripped off
  • All Ringtones & wallpapers are ripped off
  • All widgets are ripped off
  • Opera Mini & Google Maps on main menu
  • Removed Navigation , Task , Caster , Google , Chat On
  • Keyboard is very fast & smooth & support Swype T9 for all languages
  • SMS & MMS Recipients increased to 100 instead of 10
  • Voice call recorder added
  • MEA calendar added (Hijri – Shamsi – Georgian)
  • Front Camera button available in camera app
  • Any key to make LCD on
  • Battery Percentage indicator is Activated by default
  • Bluetooth Secure connection is off & Remote Sim Mode activated
  • Enhanced GPS
  • Support for RTL languages (Right to left languages)
  • Display of Hidden Phone partitions with normal Usb connection
  • Custom view off SMS (Black background with words written in white font)
  • Wifi & Phone sound are tweaked
  • Can multitask 5 Java apps (if Java apps support running in background)
  • Voice Recorded IT3 Tag is moded to be able to use recorded files for voice recognition

DOWNLOAD LINK : CLICK HERE

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Mobile World Congress 2012 [EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE]


About the MWC 2012 :

MWC is redefining “mobile”.  No longer limited only to communications, mobile is now a force transforming our world in an unprecedented way. Mobile connects, entertains, informs and inspires us, ultimately changing how we live and who we are.

Mobile World Congress is the global epicenter of this redefinition as our participants enable, lead and accelerate it. Join it in Redefining Mobile at Mobile World Congress 2012, which will be held 27 February to 1 March at Fira Montjuïc in Barcelona, Spain.

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BADA OS Custom Firmwares [UPDATE]


All the BADA users, I’ve got some good news for you all.

Check out the below links and posts for the BADA 1 & 2.0 UPDATES.

CLICK HERE FOR THE INSTRUCTIONS ON, How to flash your mobile phone etc

UPDATE :

1 . BADA 2.0 S8500XPKJ1/S8530XPKJ1[CUSTOM]

2. BADA 2.0 S8500XXKL6/S8500OXAKL6 [CUSTOM]

3. BADA 2.0 S8530XXLA1/S8530OXDLA1_XEZ [CUSTOM]

4. BADA 2.0 S8500XXLA1 [CUSTOM] – Latest !

UPDATE:

5. BADA Firmware [2012 February Release] – Latest!!  (will update soon, download links have gone obsolete)

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Custom Firmware For Samsung S8530 & S8500 (BADA OS)


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So, viewers this time, after exposure of Samsung Star’s Custom as well as Original Firmwares, here I am with a Full On Collection of Custom & Original firmwares for SAMSUNG WAVE 1 & 2. 

Here goes:

Note: The flashing of your mobile phone should be done on your own risk. Neither Mobile Gameroids nor is the author nor the source be responsible for any errors.

Points to be noted before flashing your mobile phone:

  • Check the version of your Firmware, press *#1234#
  • Check the SIM & NETWORK LOCK, it should be OFF.  Press *#7465625#

Things required for flashing the Firmwares :

1) Multiloader (**Very Important)
2)Boot Files**
3)FOTA
4)DSP (if)
5)…. all the other files.. (a long list 😛 )

The below are the list of Samsung Wave Firmwares version 1.2 & 2.0 ( dated from November 2010 – May 2011)

For the password for the below firmwares CLICK HERE

Firmwares for Samsung Wave S8530:

Europe Samsung S8530 Firmwares.

Europe Firmware  Bada  CSC Date  Download 
S8530XXJK2 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_Europe_Common_OXA_XXJK1 2010 November DOWNLOAD
S8530XXJK3 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_Europe_Common_OXA_XXJK3 2010 November DOWNLOAD 
S8530XEJK6 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_Europe_Slav 2010 November DOWNLOAD 
S8530XXJK9 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_Europe-Common_EPLJK8 2010 November DOWNLOAD
S8530XXJKA 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_Europe_Common_OXA_XXJK7 2010 November DOWNLOAD
S8530XXJL1 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_Europe_Common_KPNJK9 2010 December DOWNLOAD
S8530XXJL2  1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_Europe_Common_OXA_XXJK7 2010 December DOWNLOAD
S8530XEJL2 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_Europe_CISJL2 2010 December DOWNLOAD
S8530XEJL4 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_Europe_CISJL2 2010 December DOWNLOAD
S8530XXKC1 1.2  CSC_S8530_Open_Europe_Common_OXA 2011 March DOWNLOAD 
S8530XEKC1 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_Europe_Slav 2011 March DOWNLOAD 
S8530XXKE1 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_Europe_Common_OXFJK3 2011 May DOWNLOAD 
S8530XXKF1 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_Europe_Common_OXF 2011 June DOWNLOAD 
S8530XXKF1 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_Europe_Common_OXF 2011 June DOWNLOAD
S8530XPKD6 2.0.1 CSC_S8530_Open_Europe_Common_OXA_KD6 2011 April DOWNLOAD
S8530XPKG5 2.0.1 CSC_S8530_Open_Europe_Common_OXA_KG5  2011 July DOWNLOAD 
S8530XPKG6 2.0.1 CSC_S8530_Open_Europe_Common_OXA_KG6 2011 July DOWNLOAD  

 

Asia Samsung S8530 Firmwares.

Asia Firmware Bada  CSC Date Download
S8530DDJK3                                      1.2       CSC_S8530_India_ODD                                                                                          2010 November  DOWNLOAD  
S8530DXJK5 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_SEAsia_OLB_JK4     2010 November DOWNLOAD
S8530DXJL1 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_SEAsia_OLB_JL1 2010 December DOWNLOAD
S8530ZTKB2 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_Taiwan 2011 February DOWNLOAD 
S8530ZHKB2 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_Hongkong 2011 February  DOWNLOAD 
S8530DXKB1 1.2  CSC_S8530_Open_SEAsia_OLB_KB1 2011 February DOWNLOAD 
S8530DXKB1  1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_SEAsia_OLB_KB1 2011 February DOWNLOAD 
S8530DDKB2 1.2 CSC_S8530_India_ODD.csc 2011 February DOWNLOAD 
S8530ZCKD1 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_China 2011 April DOWNLOAD 
S8530DXKF1 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_SEAsia_OLB_KB1 2011 June DOWNLOAD  
S8530DDKF1 1.2 CSC_S8530_India_ODD.csc 2011 June DOWNLOAD

Turkish Samsung S8530 Firmwares.

Arabic Firmware

Bada

CSC

Date

Download

S8530JVKD1 * ## 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_Arabic_Common_JPJL1 2011 April DOWNLOAD

Arabic Samsung S8530 Firmwares.

Arabic Firmware Bada CSC Date Download
S8530JPJL1 * ## 1.2 CSC_S8530_Open_Arabic_Common_JPJL1 2010 December DOWNLOAD 

Service Provider Samsung S8530 Firmwares.

Provider Firmware 

Bada

CSC

Date 

Download 

S8530CXJK3 1.2 CSC_S8530_PLUS 2010 November DOWNLOAD 
S8530PMJL1 1.2 CSC_S8530_PRT 2010 December DOWNLOAD 
S8530BWJL 1.2  ——————————— 2010 December DOWNLOAD 
S8530BUJL1 1.2  ——————————— 2010 December DOWNLOAD 
S8530BOJL3 1.2 CSC_S8530_TMobile_DTM 2010 December DOWNLOAD 
S8530BVKA1 1.2  ——————————— 2011 January DOWNLOAD 
S8530PMKA1 1.2  ——————————— 2011 January  DOWNLOAD 
S8530BOKA2 1.2 CSC_S8530_TMobile_DTM 2011 January DOWNLOAD 
S8530BUKA2 1.2 CSC_S8530_VodafoneLite 2011 January DOWNLOAD 
S8530BOKC1 1.2 CSC_S8530_Tmobile_DTM 2011 March DOWNLOAD 
S8530AGKC1 1.2 CSC_S8530_Bouygues 2011 March DOWNLOAD
S8500PMKE2 1.2 CSC_S8530_PRT 2011 May DOWNLOAD
S8500BRKE2 1.2  ——————————— 2011 May DOWNLOAD

—-[UPDATE]—-

BADA 2.0 (beta) is launched. Now BADA OS is not that boring or slow. It has got all new features with a great new look and functionalities.  The various features are mentioned below:

– New wallpaper (same as on the Galaxy Tabs)
– Smoother transition effects.
-Menu option available on screen.(which reduces the need for always pressing the button.)
-Dolphin Browser installed as the default browser & is super fast.
– Smooth multitouch in the browser and the gallery
– Battery percentage option available.
– Allshare working good.
– Syncing with kies is working.
–  The highlight of the rom is Ch@t On is included and its working awesomely good. The latest version of chat on is included. So hats Off for that to samsung amazing service.
– Music hub now can identify the country you are in (Blocks the countries that the service is not available in it )
– This FW is compiled on 5th October
– Gps lock is fixed in this version almost gps lock is much faster than bada 1.2.
– Fota.
– Social hub[Basicplus] working perfectly.
– All the IM’s working great[Yahoo,Msn & Google]
– Youtube login bug is gone.
-Camera app has a new look.
– Camera App is now more than perfect (Rotation is fixed)
– Some bada 1.2 APIs are fixed (like in tweet caster login page & unseen 3 dots menus)
– Caster App is now working perfectly (you can download IE extension by sending its URL to your e-mail)
– Loading cursor smaller!
– On Appstore themes you can acces directly Theme-settings
– Task manager design changed! You see the active apps!
– FB Push works!
– The “pull-up” list on some apps was “invisible”, now you can see everything good like in bada 1.2
– Screen lock is very fast now. Locks very fast.
-Screen lock has gesture open.
-Phone mutes when turned upside down.
– Other sounds & features available.

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