AMD and BlueStacks Will Bring Hundreds of Thousands of Android Apps to Windows 8

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  • 29 Sep 2012
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  • Is there an unique game on Android you’d like to play on another platform? Maybe something like the latest Angry Birds or maybe The Dark Knight Rises? Well, thanks to AMD and BlueStacks the Android apps will be brought to Windows 8. AMD is teaming up with software startup BlueStacks and they’ll offer a solution that will optimize the performance of Android apps on AMD-based Windows PCs.

    The BlueStacks App Player software is the way to do the porting, enabling Android apps to run on PCs and Apple Macs. AMD’s new AMD AppZone will be the key here, an online marketplace that gives desktops and notebooks access to over half a million Android apps. The solution already allows users to run Android apps on smartphones and tablets with x86 chips from AMD and Intel or on Macs with OS X. The LayerCake technology from BlueStacks is essential to run the AMD AppZone Player.

    The main challenge is adapting an app to different screen resolutions compared to those that the app was initially intended for. There’s also a feature integrated in BlueStacks called Cloud Connect, basically a server that allows users to sync their apps and text messages with an Android device, yet another useful feat. I bet this will propel the popularity of Windows 8 quite a bit, unless Microsoft does something about it…

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    SOURCE: eweek
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