AMD designs its own Android app store for... Windows

AMD designs its own Android app store for... Windows
Apparently, AMD has that knack for fusing things. The latest stuff that the CPU manufacturer is going to fuse together seems to be Android... and Windows. How come? Well, the company has just launched its own Android app store for Windows PCs!

Obviously, AMD isn't mass-porting Android apps to Windows, but has rather partnered with BlueStacks. For those not familiar with the BlueStacks software, it's a Windows program which simulates an Android environment, allowing the user to execute various Android apps. However, BlueStacks is optimized to work with only a few dozen apps right now. Users can still download any app they like and try their luck, but OK results aren't guaranteed.

Thankfully, AMD isn't simply offering a rebranded version of the BlueStacks player. (By the way, the app is called AMD AppZone). AMD says that the program has been customized to work better with its Radeon GPUs and APUs (Accelerated Processing Units). This should produce better performance and visuals for the apps supported by BlueStacks.

The new AppZone store lets you discover and buy apps straight from the program itself, as it's also integrated with Google Play, Amazon's Appstore, 1Mobile Market and GetJar.

AMD has disclosed plans to pre-load AppZone on AMD-powered computers, but it's not yet clear when this might start happening. At the end of the day, we don't really think this is where the CPU maker should focus its efforts, but still, bringing the different ecosystems closer together can only be a good thing.

For those who would love to check the new app store out, here's the official download link.

source: AMD via Reghardware



1. wendygarett unregistered

Well done AMD, you just benefits lumia user :) well then, can you port all google play apps to Blackberry 10? My christmas gift?

2. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

nicely done amd! way to go for diversity. how about bringing some of those 'closed' ios apps to android then?

3. wendygarett unregistered

Why are you keep following me :( you started to creepin me out dude!! Help mercy!! Bah!! Meh!!

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

HAHAAHHAHAHAHA wendy you are a trip! a trip to the moon that is...... lord you need help hahahah

7. wendygarett unregistered

And why are you following me too :(

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

please stop wendy you're embarrassing........seriously

11. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

XPERIA KNIGHT YOU'RE RIGHT BUDDY...WENDY NEEDS HELP AS IN PROFESSIONAL HELP! and please stop embarassing yourself... stop posting icrap without having aany insight! its a blog lease get your facts right rather than spread made-up stuff! dont be so narrow minded and get your act together. its a blog space...following you...keep dreamin! and hey i comment on a lot of people's posts...i have the right to express my opinion! how closed-minded are you....DISGUSTING!


Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Wendy you'r posting on every articles, you do have lots of time....! You love,like PhoneArena, so do i and all the regular users who post.....?


Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

AMD. CRAPRDAGON. Now intel and along other companies joining to make chip for Mobile handsets, but above all i really like prefer Exynos chips, let-alone even Apple praises Exynos.

9. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Its not even Crapdragon anymore. The S4 processors that are dual core have almost as much power as a quad exynos while the S4 Pro is great

10. MeoCao unregistered

Slowly but surely Android is coming to desktop.

14. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

it will! if google will act fast and merge chrome OS and android OS and make an ultimate chromebook!

12. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

AMD that's good but the real focus right now is shrinking your CPU and GPU for smartphones/Tablets. We are hearing Intel working hard on medfield chip for smartphone and Nvidia working on Tegra 4, the suppose to be console quality GPU. These are AMD competitors who are doing their best already. But we've heard nothing much about AMD plans for smartphones/Tablets.

13. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

so now my question, when will AMD make a chip for smartphones? intel has one and ARM is the leading right now!

15. jtech

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Music Junk on WP8 and W8? Thanks AMD :)

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