BlueStacks deals in Android with AMD

BlueStacks’s technology for running Android apps on Windows fuels a new way for people with AMD-powered computers to get Android apps on their Windows PCs, the two companies announced today.

AMD’s new AppZone Player brings more than 500,000 Android apps to AMD-powered computers, and works on Windows 7 and Windows 8 now.

“This will unify the Win 8 and mobile ecosystems,” wrote BlueStacks CEO Rosen Sharma in an e-mail to CNET explaining team-up. “Just by virtue of the size of the deal, it’s started a giant ball rolling that will be difficult to stop. The question becomes: can others catch up? For example, AppStores like Intel’s AppUp will need to begin moving very quickly.”

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