RE-Post BlueStacks Announces Windows 8 Compatibility

I for one can apperciate this especially if I ever do get a windows phone before I am wormfood. The Windows metro aka 8 OS is pretty spiffy. I’ve been beta testing it myself off my compaq and suprisingly with only 2.1 gig cpu and a gig of ram? It runs pretty decent. Now if the Robotics Apps is coming onboard with this? They’ll have my support for sure. But please read the article below yourselves.

 

Here is the full press release-

BlueStacks Announces Windows 8 Compatibility

 
OEMs to release BlueStacks-enabled Windows 8 tablets and Ultrabooks.

CAMPBELL, CA – January 10, 2012 – BlueStacks announced today that its “App Player” software, which runs mobile apps natively on PCs and tablets, is now compatible with Windows 8. The company demonstrated the technology on a Windows 8 Ultrabook at CES today with reporters.

Windows 8 is Microsoft’s first operating system built with mobility in mind, using the new “Metro” user interface. BlueStacks will integrate over 400,000 Android apps seamlessly into the operating system, where they will take the form of tiles alongside other programs. “The Metro UI is beautiful, but the number one thing Windows 8 is missing is apps,” noted BlueStacks CEO Rosen Sharma. “This changes all that.” BlueStacks makes creating mobile apps for the Windows 8 platform unnecessary, as most every app built for Android will now run on Windows 8 without any porting. The software will support both standard desktop and Metro UI modes.

BlueStacks is actively collaborating with top PC manufacturers to pre-load the BlueStacks App Player on Ultrabooks, tablets, notebooks and all-in-one desktop PCs. Their newest in a series of OEM partnerships is one with the Taiwanese manufacturer InHon. Inhon plans to release its first Ultrabook in March 2012 with BlueStacks App Player pre-loaded, followed by a Windows 8 Ultrabook later this year. “So many of the applications that people want to use have moved to mobile platforms,” said InHon CEO HongFan Wei from Taiwan. “We’re excited to be first to market with a Windows 8 Ultrabook that combines the best apps from both worlds.”

BlueStacks was named a CES Innovations winner for 2012 at the conference this week. It is the only program worldwide that can run native mobile applications that are ARM-based or x86, windowed or fullscreen, on Windows PCs and tablets.

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1st post of 2012

Hey, so first post of the year, YAY me! Christmas was ok. I got 2 gift cards, a domokun (yes my kids got me a domokun.) and I got myself an R/C Astrometric Droid action figure from Star wars off eBay. I also got my wife a 60 gig hard drive for her laptop and a stick of 256 of Ram since it only handles up to 512, only thing I have to fix now is the power port on the back of the laptop and it will be in top form.

I also got a copy of Cod MW3 for myself off eBay last week and funny thing, Scott one the guys in my gaming guild got me a copy as well on steam. So I’m handing off the retail copy I’m getting to my co-worker who got me the 60 gig drive and memory and we’re square. Cod MW3 is actually fun, just wished I could hit the broader side of the barn. So if you see HerrMaestro-OFC in Cod MW3 be a little merciful…….thanks.

We’re also seriously considering dropping Cable TV and upping the internet speed and doing Hulu plus and Crackle for TV time, I mean spending 1**.00 + on Cable and Internet is a bit much and if you have a Blu-ray or a Gaming console with wireless as an option why wouldn’t you just drop cable and go internet? I’m also down to 232 now, from 270 Lbs. last year; still have to work on the abs though. Anyways, I am back to work and will post up later.