Making over 750,000 Android apps available to play on Microsoft Surface Pro tablets among other Windows 8 devices, the announcement comes around six months since BlueStacks first announced it was working on bringing the Android App player to the latest Microsoft OS.
“We’ve had our users asking for a Windows 8 version for a long time,” said BlueStacks CEO Rosen Sharma. “Now that it’s finally available on our website we’re looking forward to getting feedback and building on the experience. The number of mobile apps being written overall is expanding exponentially and Microsoft has not added apps to the handful it has. Our goal is to get people more value out of their Surface Pro and Windows 8 devices.”
The BlueStacks Android App Player has been downloaded more than 5 million times across Mac OS X and Windows 7 PCs from the BlueStacks site alone, where the app is available to download for free. Microsoft Surface Pro and Windows 8 users can install apps from their phone and run them with full touchscreen capabilities in fullscreen view.
BlueStacks has announced several OEM partnerships, which will see the BlueStacks Android App Player come pre-installed on more than 100 million PCs this year.
“The response in the OEM community has been as strong or stronger than the surprising numbers we’ve been seeing from organic downloads,” added Head of Global Sales and Strategic Alliances at BlueStacks, Apu Kamar. “We seem to have reached a tipping point where we’ve brought mobile apps to so many computers worldwide, the remaining OEM’s customers are asking for these apps also.”
“We’re the perfect conduit to get popular programs back on the PC.”
The BlueStacks Android App player for Microsoft Surface Pro and Microsoft 8 devices can be downloaded for free at BlueStacks’ new site, GetYourAppsBack.com now.
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