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karl pilkington
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Why can't you install apps on regular computers?
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Why can't you install apps on regular computers?
You could use an emulator like BlueStacks
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Why can't you install apps on regular computers?
They're built for a different system architecture and operating system, just like a Mac, Chromebook, games console or even a smart fridge. You'd need to use an Android emulator to get it to work.
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Because they are designed to work on Andriod and not Windows. As above says use an emulator.
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U could install Android x86 on your PC alongside windows, Mac,Linux. Then its just pure android
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For fundamentally the same reason you can't install programs designed for MacOS on a Windows machine, or Windows programs on Linux and so on, or Windows programs on your iPhone or Android device. Something needs to sit in the middle to translate instructions for one OS to another. It's a little bit like how different countries have different currencies and you need to convert between them before you can pay for something
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(Original post by karl pilkington)
Why can't you install apps on regular computers?
Because Windows and Android:
  • Run on different processors
  • Use different filesystem structures
  • Have different common libraries/dymalinks
  • Have entirely different sets of APIs
  • Have different programming paradigms in general...

...basically it's like asking why you can't play a cassette in a DVD player: because they're fundamentally different.
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