Running android apps on Surface RT???

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    So im browsing youtube and i come along this video of a guy running the full android store on his pro?The RT is probably much better for this because of the ARM Processor so does anyone think they can somehow port this over[video=youtube;3L49EBhC5rs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L49EBhC5rs[/video]
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    He is just running bluestacks, which has been around for a while. Now they have a Windows 8 version optimized for the Surface Pro. Bluestack is an emulator and is not available on Windows RT.
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    Also having an ARM processor wouldn't make a difference. That is an emulator and we already know how Android runs on the RT's processor since it is the same as a Nexus 7. You want Android then get a Nexus 7. You want Windows get an RT. You want to run an Android emulator in Windows get a Windows 8 machine :)
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    it would still be awesome to get this to run on Surface RT though.
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    Running in slow-motion :LOL:

    I bought a $60 Android tablet with ICS just to keep in touch with their world. ;) Don't need to mess with trying to run Android in emulated mode.

    Having said that, the 7" form fact does have a place in my life, and currently served by Android.
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    I run Android app on Android devices (Nexus 7, GS3, etc). I run Windows apps on Windows devices (Surface RT and Windows Phone).
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    Android-in-a-sandbox in a Windows RT environment? No need for processor emulation, so speed should be no issue.
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    I (proudly) have an HP Touchpad that double boots webOS and Android to stay in touch w android as well.

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