January 10, 2012 8:35am
We haven’t covered much of the progression of Microsoft’s Windows 8, but what I can tell you is that the Samsung Windows 8 tablet will be coming to Canada. The date for now is unknown, but that’s why this news will be important. BlueStacks has an “App Player” that makes it possible for Android apps to run on a Windows PC or tablet. Today the company announced its compatibility with Windows 8 tablets and Ultrabooks. During a demo at CES, unfortunately not with the tablet but on a Windows 8 Ultrabook, they showed how customers will be able to access over 400,000 Android apps. Here’s a caption of the press release, plus a short video for your viewing pleasure.
“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.”