AMD Partners With BlueStacks to Bring Android Apps To Windows 7 & 8

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Jono

Does this mean anything for Windows Phone 8?

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loozer

It's funny, since bluestacks currently works lot better with intel tech. Hopefully, that will get better soon, so that I can run android stuff on my AMD computers.

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Andrew.Hodge

Emulation and compatibility layers for Android seems to have become the underdog's best friend as of late. I think I like the BlackBerry version better than this though. seems a little more "integrated", but you can't really integrate this into windows like rim could to bbos. One thing that you could integrate this into well, though is Linux. I don't see that happening soon, though. Guess I'll have to make do with wine for now till I decide on whether or not to get win 8.

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HiGHRoLLeR038

cmon, wouldnt it make sense to port these to windows PHONE?! iM SO SICK of having a phone with no freakin apps. I didnt think it would bother me that much.

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illusionslayer

The article say that BlueStacks is 'optimized' for AMDs APUs. All this means is that it's going to run a bit better on computers with AMDs APUs.

It's not going to be deliberately slow on Intel powered machines as that would have a similar affect on older AMD chips, and is, presumably, illegal. (Sabotage and such.)

The other thing that matters significantly is how well the optimization works. Maybe we see a 12% improvement. Maybe it takes the app from being clunky to buttery smooth. Who knows.

I mean, maybe we won't even notice it. It could just be faster in games apps because AMDs IGPs are faster right now.

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Hilarity

HA! Intel utterly smashes AMD performance wise. If it works on AMD's hot thirsty crap, it will have no problem on even an i3. The best thing I ever did - upgrade all my systems to Ivy Bridge from shitty APU's and Phenom's (minus the HTPC, which remains on Sandy).

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Andrew.Hodge

Wow. You went through an amazing amount of effort to type all that just to completely miss the point of this article and the product it is about. This isn't about desktops, it's about tablets, and I'm sure that it would destroy I3 on a desktop because this is probably opencl accelerated.

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Caboose

Now now, no need to bring any rational or logical thinking in to this. Blind, incoherent ranting is the way of the internet these days!

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vistageek

Running quadrent on my desktop is fun :)

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Cy-Kill

I remember seeing this news elsewhere, and someone asked if it'll work on Intel processors, so my question is the same.

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Justin.Kerr

The beta works on Intel, this is mentioned twice in the post.

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Cy-Kill

BlueStacks was able to work on Intel hardware before this, if it gets locked down to AMD processors, I expect lawsuits to happen.

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Captain_Steve

Can't I already do this with the Android developer's tool kit? I thought I was doing this like over a year ago. I didn't realize this was a thing that needed to be made.

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