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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