BlueStacks Windows 8
I have blogged about my beta testing of Bluestack back in October last year on Windows 7 and today BlueStacks is making news again with BlueStacks Windows 8 version on CES 2012.
On a side note, BlueStacks changed their logo. Now it looks like this:
If you have only heard of BlueStacks just now, it’s okay. BlueStacks software only surfaced on the last quarter of 2011 for Windows 7.
On my review, I have mentioned that If Windows will create an Android version of Metro UI for Windows 8, it will be BlueStacks. And somehow that came true. BlueStacks app player now integrates with Metro UI and just like any Windows apps, Android apps will run on Windows 8 without any porting. It’s amazing what virtualization can do.
More Than 400,000 Android Apps to Run on Windows 8
So what if Windows 8 really comes with 400,00 apps with the help of BlueStacks? Does it means that creating mobile apps for Windows 8 is already unnecessary? Either way, apps that will come from Windows store will give Windows users more apps to choose from. Sounds like a good deal for consumers because you can get the best of both worlds.
I wonder if Microsoft will have any influence on whether OEM can install BlueStacks on Windows 8 or not. It has been reported that BlueStacks is already talking with manufacturers to ship BlueStacks with their Windows 8 devices.
The state of the downloadable alpha version looks far from what is available in CES 2012 but I think that if BlueStacks can make a polished final product for Windows 8, it can spark more interest from both Android and Microsoft community.
Watch the video below for the teaser: