Today at the Consumer Electronics Show, BlueStacks announced that it’s Android app player is coming to Windows 8 OS, BlueStacks is the company which is developing an app player that will allow users to load and run Android applications on Windows 8 Operating System.
Windows 8 is the Microsoft’s first operating system built with mobility in mind, using the new “Metro” user interface.According to Bluestacks it’s “Apps-on-PC” program will bring 400,000+ Android apps to Windows 8 in 2012.
“The Metro UI is beautiful, but the number one thing Windows 8 is missing is apps,” noted BlueStacks CEO Rosen Sharma. “This changes all that.”
BlueStacks makes creating mobile apps for the Windows 8 platform unnecessary, as most every app built for Android will now run on Windows 8 without any porting. The software will support both standard desktop and Metro UI modes.
BlueStacks is actively collaborating with top PC manufacturers to pre-load the BlueStacks App Player on Ultrabooks, tablets, notebooks and all-in-one desktop PCs. Their newest in a series of OEM partnerships is one with the Taiwanese manufacturer InHon. Inhon plans to release its first Ultrabook in March 2012 with BlueStacks App Player pre-loaded, followed by a Windows 8 Ultrabook later this year.
“So many of the applications that people want to use have moved to mobile platforms,” said InHon CEO HongFan Wei from Taiwan. “We’re excited to be first to market with a Windows 8 Ultrabook that combines the best apps from both worlds.”
BlueStacks was named a CES Innovations winner for 2012 at the conference this week. It is the only program worldwide that can run native mobile applications that are ARM-based or x86, windowed or fullscreen, on Windows PCs and tablets.The software will be available in a beta form this February,with a full release coming sometime in the spring.