A smartwatch and a Nexus Q successor also said to be in the works
While most regular companies have to be mindful of the perils of spreading themselves too thin, the colossal likes of Google, Apple and Microsoft can seemingly do whatever they want, whenever they want without any such worries. For instance, Google, best known for its search algorithms, operating systems, smartphones, tablets and mostly decent April Fool’s jokes, is now said to be building an Android-based game console.
BlueStacks wants you to get your Android apps back on Windows 8
At last month’s Consumer Electronics Show, Android virtualization startup BlueStacks announced that its “App Player” software, which lets people enjoy Android apps on their PCs, was coming to Microsoft’s latest desktop operating system. It promptly delivered on that promise earlier this week when it released a new version of its free-to-download tool.
It’s been awhile since AMD held the performance crown over Intel in the CPU wars, but then again, performance isn’t the only way to win customers. The Sunnyvale California based chip maker has a few more tricks up their sleeve, and have partnered up with a company called BlueStacks to offer up an Android emulator capable of running over 500,000 pre-existing Android apps. The emulator will be optimized for AMD CPU’s going forward, however both AMD and Intel users can download a free version of the software right now.
Do your remember the company that recently launched an application for running Android apps on Windows? Yes, we’re talking about BlueStacks and its App Player for Windows that launched in alpha on October 11. Although not everyone seems to appreciate the ability to run Android apps on Windows, BlueStacks is having no trouble in finding those that do.