BlueStacks lets you run Android apps on Windows PCs

By on May 25, 2011
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Switch between Android OS & Windows on-the-fly!

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BlueStacks is a recent start up company in Silicon Valley who’ve created a tech that will allow you to run Android apps on your Windows based PCs. With the power of shared drivers and virtualization on Windows, BlueStacks makes it possible for not only Android apps to run on Windows natively, but also allow you to instantly switch between Windows and Android OS (without rebooting) should you want.

So basically BlueStacks “Apps Broker” allows Windows users to log into Amazon’s AppStore, amongst others like SlideMe or GetJar, and lets them download the Android app and run it immediately. These apps can be shared across multiple mobile devices and PCs.

We began talking to OEMs, and the reaction was violently positive,” said Rosen Sharma, CEO of BlueStacks to betanews. “I have no other way to describe it. We are an unknown entity, but every company we met with was tremendously interested, saying ‘okay, we want it next week…why do we have to wait three weeks?

BlueStacks will be demonstrating their tech at the upcoming Computex in Taipei, from 31st May onwards.


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