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AMD teams up with BlueStacks

by on28 September 2012

To bring Android apps to Windows

AMD has joined forces with BlueStacks in an effort to bring Android apps to Windows tablets. BlueStacks is the outfit behind Android App Player, a Windows app that enables users to run Android apps on tablets.

Since AMD is not in the ARM game, it could obviously benefit from bringing some popular Android apps to Windows, allowing users to play a few levels of Bad Piggies on Hondo tablets.

However, apps have to be vetted before users can take end up on the AMD AppZone, but it is also possible to install other applications.

The BlueStacks Android Player will also run on Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs, and it even supports Windows XP.

In the long run, the possibility of running Android apps could be very interesting for consumers thinking about getting a Windows 8 tablet, as it will combine Microsoft’s unmatched enterprise solutions with fun and popular Android apps. Provided the whole thing works as advertised, of course.

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