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Monday, 01 October 2012 11:03

AMD sticks 500,000 Android apps onto Windows 8

Written by Nick Farrell

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Signs up BlueStacks

AMD has announced a deal with the BlueStacks software company to bring half-a-million Android apps to Windows 8 devices.

The deal will make Windows 8 gear a lot more attractive to those who want to jump to Windows 8 but are worried about a lack of apps. The software will run on new tablets and PCs running on AMD CPUs and GPUs and enable the likes of Flipboard and Fruit Ninja to be downloaded directly to the device via the new AppZone Player.

BlueStacks places a wrapper around popular Android apps and removes an compatibility issues. The company said it is currently working with manufacturers like HP to get the software factory installed on new AMD machines.

The move will mean that AMD’s devices have a leg-up on those running on Intel processors. Intel-based PCs, reportedly, will only have around 2,000 apps available through the Windows 8 Store at launch.


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