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ASUS teams with BlueStacks for Android integration

ASUS teams with BlueStacks for Android integration

This week the folks at ASUS have teamed up with the company known as BlueStacks to sign a deal that will have ASUS computers featuring their Android software right out of the box. BlueStacks is a application which allows Android applications to run on Windows machines inside a shell. This deal will have future ASUS PC buyers given free access to Android apps for six months with an option to upgrade to BlueStacks Premium from that point on.

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Qualcomm invests in BlueStacks after 1m beta downloads in 10 days

Qualcomm invests in BlueStacks after 1m beta downloads in 10 days

A little backstory on BlueStacks: the company's app player enabled you to run Android apps on your PC for testing (or merely for giggles), with several companies impressed with the results. AMD has previously invested in the company to bring Android virtualization to the Fusion platform, although they’re not the only chip manufacturer looking to the technology. Qualcomm has apparently invested in BlueStacks after the latest beta achieved one million downloads in ten days.

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AMD invests in BlueStacks for Android apps on Fusion slates

AMD invests in BlueStacks for Android apps on Fusion slates

AMD has joined a $5.6m investment round in BlueStacks, the software specialist that enables Android apps to run on x86-based Windows computers. The investment, made with Citrix, will see AMD leverage BlueStacks virtualization with its tablet and notebook/netbook processors; BlueStacks intends to use the extra cash to accelerate development, with a beta and Pro version - capable of running paid Android apps - both expected by the end of 2011.

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BlueStacks App Player released: Run Android apps on Windows

BlueStacks App Player released: Run Android apps on Windows

BlueStacks has released its App Player alpha for Windows, allowing PCs and Windows-based tablets to not only run Android apps but, thanks to Cloud Connect, share software between the platforms. A free download, BlueStacks allows software coded for Android phones and tablets to run - either windowed or in full-screen - on Windows computers, with no modification to the original software.

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ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro packs BlueStacks Android app virtualization

ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro packs BlueStacks Android app virtualization

All of a sudden, ViewSonic's new ViewPad 10Pro tablet is looking a lot more interesting. Although billed as a dual-OS slate, which led us to believe it would switch between Windows 7 and Android in the same way as the older ViewPad 10, in fact the 10Pro uses BlueStacks, the clever Parallels-but-for-Android-apps-on-Windows software we first mentioned back in April. Rather than demanding that you switch wholesale between Microsoft's OS and Google's, you'll be able to use Android apps alongside Windows software.

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BlueStacks is Android’s Parallels for Windows

BlueStacks is Android’s Parallels for Windows

Several companies I work with in the PC space had been asking me if I have heard of this new company called BlueStacks. These specific PC OEMs were interested in this particular company because the smart folks at BlueStacks have creatively developed a software solution that allows consumers to run the full Android experience on their Windows based PCs.

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