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AMD invests in Android emulator

Posted on Monday, October 24 2011 @ 15:23:16 CEST by


While most would want to run desktop software on their phones and tablets, AMD seems to think there's a need to be able to run Android apps on x86 Windows devices. The company invested in BlueStacks, a firm that develops an Android app player for Windows. AMD believes this functionality will give its Fusion APUs an edge in the Windows tablet market.
“Bluestacks is a visionary software company that is, seamlessly, making the emerging Android mobile apps market part of the broader computing ecosystem and enhancing such experiences on our award-winning APU platforms,” said Manju Hegde, corporate vice president of AMD Fusion experience program.

AMD and BlueStacks are collaborating to optimize the BlueStacks App Player for Windows software for use with tablet and notebook PCs powered by AMD APUs Fusion A-series and E-series accelerated processing units. With this combination of BlueStacks software and AMD technology, consumers will be able to access their favorite Android apps on virtually any AMD-powered Windows-based device, including more than 200 thousand apps currently available in the Android Market.


Source: X-bit Labs



 



 

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