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

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.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.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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15 Comments

1. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

You where seriously considering the other option was more viable ?

5. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

14. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

2. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

This Is a much better idea

6. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Great.idea for windows 8 tablets.

7. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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

8. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

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

9. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

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

10. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

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

11. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

12. ChristinBauman

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

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

13. ChristinBauman

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

. We've done the heavy lifting for the benefit of all."-Rosen Sharma, President and CEO of BlueStacks. " http://www.hometeaminspection.com/gibbs

15. Harold1066

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

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

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