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Lenovo to ship BlueStacks on PCs this Spring

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Lenovo to ship BlueStacks on PCs this Spring
BlueStacks, which allows you to run Android apps on your PC or Mac, is freely available for download, but Lenovo wants to make sure more people use the product. With that in mind, Lenovo has partnered with BlueStacks, and will begin shipping the software on its Windows PCs and tablet hybrids beginning in the Spring.

We've talked about BlueStacks before, and we know there are quite a few out there who are pretty excited about it. The basic idea is that you can run Android apps on your PC or Mac. Until now, it's been a good way to use Android apps as widgets on your desktop, but with this new partnership, it could add quite a bit to Windows 8 tablets. Windows 8 has legacy support with all Windows apps, so it doesn't necessarily need access to more apps, like Windows RT or Windows Phone would. But, access to Android's 800,000 apps (at last estimation) is still a pretty nice feature.

Bluestacks had been talking about bringing its software to Windows RT, but we think that's unlikely since Microsoft would have to approve it in the Windows Store. But, with this new partnership, we could see the Lenovo Yoga laptop/tablet hybrid shipping with BlueStacks around April. Lenovo even said that it is planning to make the software free for users. 

source: CNET

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posted on 13 Jan 2013, 20:40

1. jsdechavez (Posts: 758; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

W8 and WP8 with Bluestacks? Awesome!!

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 20:43

2. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

No reason to believe BlueStacks will come to WP8 or RT, but Win 8 is definitely a go

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 21:16 1

3. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

First, I do not think you can compare Windows app system to Android since Windows 8 is a full os while Android is a mobile os.

Next, blue stacks is an awesome idea but man if its not rather slow in its operation. I hope they increase its ability going forward to make it much more fluid.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 22:00

5. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Good point. I was still thinking of Windows RT while writing this. I'll edit the article accordingly.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 03:17

6. jopancy (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)

I agree with you that Bluestack can be extremely slow. Moreover, it consume a lot of ram. If these issues are addressed, then it would be awesome.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 21:53

4. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

With this, I'll definitely get Win 8. Best of both worlds.

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