Asus to bring Android Apps to PC’s
Since Android was launched in 2009, it has come up with some of the most remarkable and amazing stuff which the world had never seen before; starting with its massive app library. Since that day, most of us always wanted to try them out on our PC’s but (unfortunately) we couldn’t as they were only meant for the Android devices and not PC’s, until now.
Just recently, Asus revealed its new partnership with Computex to make its computers more Android-friendly. By teaming with BlueStacks (download), which makes an “app player” for running Android apps on Windows, the company will make Android apps available on 30 million Windows computers around the world.
Under the deal, BlueStacks’ Android player will come pre-loaded on future Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs, providing users with free access to hundreds of thousands of Android apps. The service is free for six month through asus@vibe entertainment platform, after which users are invited to subscribe to continue using the apps. Alternatively, there’s a free option for folks who don’t want to pay, packing 50 or so of the top apps.
As for the existing Asus users, they are already able to get the Android app player through asus@vibe. Legacy Asus computers already in the marketplace have received BlueStacks on June 4th. The first Asus computers to ship with BlueStacks integrated are expected to be running Windows 7, shipping in September, and Windows 8, when it becomes available sometime during the third quarter this year. We’ll keep you posted on all the latest happenings. To get a glimpse of this amazing new service by Asus, check out the video below.