AMD-BlueStacks brings Android apps to Windows 7 and 8 PCs

When you purchase a new PC running on an AMD processor, you will also be able to easily play not just PC applications but ones made for the Android OS as well. Today, AMD announced a deal with software company BlueStacks that will result in AMD PC owners gaining access to over 500,000 Android apps.

The press release says that company has now launched the AMD AppZone, which will not only offer PC apps and games but also Android apps via the BlueStacks software. AMD previously announced that it made a financial investment in BlueStacks.

AMD added:

In addition, consumers can automatically sync their AppZone apps with Android-based devices via BlueStacks Cloud Connect, a cloud-based service that enables a Windows-based PC to become an extension of an Android mobile device and vice versa.

Current AMD-based PC owners can go ahead and download the AMD AppZone Player to gain access to those PC and Android apps. AMD will also work with its many OEM partners to pre-load the AMD AppZone Player on future PCs, including Windows 8-based products. BlueStacks has previously announced plans to launch a version of its software that will work on the "Metro" UI in Windows 8.

Source: AMD press release

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