Many of us will have a chance to add applications from the most popular mobile operating system, Android, to the most popular desktop system, Windows, thanks to the Chipmaker AMD and Bluestacks.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and BlueStacks have teamed up to let consumers run Android apps on their AMD-powered PCs.
BlueStacks, creator of a Windows app that enables you to run Android apps on Windows, has joined forces with AMD to bring their cross-platform application to AMD-powered tablets and PCs.
The two companies have teamed up to bring 500,000 mobile Android apps to Windows PCs through the AMD AppZone Player.
AMD is also working with its partners to pre-load the the BlueStacks Android App Player on AMD-powered Windows 7 and 8 laptops, desktops, and tablets.
If you don’t want to wait for a new PC you can download the master Android on Windows app, AMD AppZone Player.
Or, you can simply download an Android app from the AMD AppZone and it will automatically install the player in addition to the app.
The partnership between BlueStacks and AMD, which has invested in the software company, focuses on optimising Android apps for AMD-powered Windows devices.
While Intel-powered PCs can access Android apps through BlueStacks’ original Windows software, the AppZone Player is optimized for AMD’s GPU and APU technology.
BlueStacks is an AMD Ventures-backed software company that enables Android apps to run on notebooks,desktops, all-in-one PCs, slates and tablets.