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No dual-booting tablet for ASUS; instead, manufacturer will team with BlueStacks for Android apps

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No dual-booting tablet for ASUS; instead, manufacturer will team with BlueStacks for Android apps
Remember that 16 second video released by ASUS in advance of an announcement it will make on Monday? Showing a drop of water that becomes split in half, one drop had the Windows logo inside it while the Android logo was in the middle of the other drop. Right away, it was hoped that this was going to signify that ASUS was going to introduce a dual-booting tablet at Computex. Instead, the actual explanation for the video is to announce a partnership with BlueStacks to allow 30 million ASUS PC's around the globe to access Android apps.
"ASUS is delighted to bring a vibrant selection of apps that were previously inaccessible on Windows PCs. Our partnership with BlueStacks is a valuable addition to the @vibe family. The integration of BlueStacks and @Vibe is central to ASUS's consumer cloud strategy. Additionally, we are encouraged by the increased revenue potential that BlueStacks represents."-Vira Chang, the Head of eBusiness Services at ASUS. "
BlueStacks "App Player for PC" will work in conjunction with the asus@vibe entertainment platform that is pre-installed on all ASUS products. The software company's LayerCake technology allows users of both touch-screen and non touch-screen Windows PCs to use Android apps. Powered by this BlueStacks software, those using asus@vibe can use Android apps covering a wide range of categories including news, social networking, games, shopping, business and education. BlueStacks previously had worked directly with app developers to bring games like Fruit Ninja, Evernote, Pulse, Drag Racing, Defender, Tap Fish, Moviefone, Nook, Guns N Glory, Talking Tom and Kids ABC to 1 billion PCs.
"ASUS has created a phenomenal software experience on PCs. Launching with ASUS at Computex 2012 solidifies BlueStacks' leadership position as the sole provider of apps for consumer electronics and PC manufacturers worldwide. Our strong portfolio of apps from top developers, combined with our unique monetization engine makes this a revenue-generating opportunity for PC OEMs. This is a winning proposition for the entire PC ecosystem. App developers who have already built for Android can now just run their apps on Windows PCs through BlueStacks. We've done the heavy lifting for the benefit of all."-Rosen Sharma, President and CEO of BlueStacks. "
Thanks to a special arrangement between BlueStacks and ASUS, those using asus@vibe will get 6 free months of Android apps with the ability to upgrade to unlimited apps and the ability to sync apps from smartphone to PC. Using the asus@vibe platform will allow users along the entire range of ASUS devices to run the apps.

source: ASUS via AndroidCentral

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posted on 03 Jun 2012, 23:12 3

1. BattleBrat (Posts: 1071; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


BOOOO!!!! Don't take my money then! Bastards...... Lemmie see one of those new Win8 tabs....

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 23:39

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


You where seriously considering the other option was more viable ?

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 23:43 5

5. BattleBrat (Posts: 1071; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


an actual dual booting tablet, Yeah! I still have to have two tablets now, with a dual booter I would only need one.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 07:29 1

14. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I personally find it kinda not so useful, you have to boot into another OS, while with this we have both working at the same time

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 23:22 2

2. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Win8 tablets with the capability to use android apps is not bad. Compatibility with all the apps will be great. I hope Asus won't make the same mistake seen in the BB Playbook whereas only the droid apps submitted by devs are usable.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 23:38 1

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


This Is a much better idea

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 23:50 2

6. mercorp (Posts: 969; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Great.idea for windows 8 tablets.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 23:50 3

7. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Fans will find some way to hack and dual boot. I'm sure about that.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 00:25

8. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Knew it, no one will want that laggy OS to spoil the smooth system of Windows 8.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 00:57

9. pongkie (Posts: 502; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


Fine with me. It would be a less hastle to to access my android apps

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 04:02 1

10. steelicon (Posts: 309; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


I wonder how virtualization under Windows 8 would handle the apps...

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 04:59

11. steelicon (Posts: 309; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/04/asus-transformer-aio/

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 05:37

12. ChristinBauman (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


. We've done the heavy lifting for the benefit of all."-Rosen Sharma, President and CEO of BlueStacks. "

Radon testing Fairfield OH

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 05:37

13. ChristinBauman (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


. We've done the heavy lifting for the benefit of all."-Rosen Sharma, President and CEO of BlueStacks. "

http://www.hometeaminspection.com/gibbs

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 17:32 2

15. Harold1066 (Posts: 17; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)


Now I have one more use for my old ASUS EeePC gathering dust on my bookshelf.

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