Why can't you put google play apps on a laptop?

Watch
karl pilkington
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#1
Why can't you install apps on regular computers?
0
reply
Blue_Cow
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 year ago
#2
(Original post by karl pilkington)
Why can't you install apps on regular computers?
You could use an emulator like BlueStacks
0
reply
Gofre
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#3
Report 1 year ago
#3
(Original post by karl pilkington)
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.
1
reply
Jonnyboy799
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#4
Report 1 year ago
#4
Because they are designed to work on Andriod and not Windows. As above says use an emulator.
0
reply
Luke5125
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#5
Report 1 year ago
#5
U could install Android x86 on your PC alongside windows, Mac,Linux. Then its just pure android
0
reply
Tootles
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#6
Report 1 year ago
#6
(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.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Had lockdown impacted your relationships?

Yes, my partner and I are struggling (30)
7.77%
Yes, my partner and I broke up (33)
8.55%
Yes, it's hard being around my family so much (86)
22.28%
Yes, I'm feeling lonely isolating alone (50)
12.95%
No, nothing has changed (117)
30.31%
No, it's helped improve my relationships (70)
18.13%

Watched Threads

View All