AMD is partnering up with Bluestacks to bring Android apps and games to AMD-powered desktop PCs.
So if you want to run the Pulse app, or some of the many mobile games which are now being increasingly churned out for Google’s OS, then you can with the AMD AppZone Player.
The AppZone is an online showcase for apps and games accelerated by AMD Radeon graphics cards, and the Player has been developed by Bluestacks to enable Android apps to run on AMD-based Windows PCs.
The AppZone Player opens up thousands of fresh pieces of software to desktop users, and also syncs via the cloud, so you can move between an Android device and PC, and keep your saved games, documents and whatever.
Manju Hegde, corporate vice president, Heterogeneous Applications and Developer Solutions at AMD, commented: “BlueStacks’ cross-platform innovation bridges the Android and x86 application ecosystems, providing new opportunities for developers and better experiences for users.”
Rosen Sharma, CEO of BlueStacks, added: “As the engine behind the AMD AppZone Player, we are providing a potent combination of award-winning software optimised for AMD’s industry-leading hardware. Consumers can now enjoy their favourite mobile apps on the larger, more immersive screen of their PC.”
“With BlueStacks technology, app developers can rest assured their Android apps will run directly on Windows without any code change. We’ve made it easy for all.”
Current featured apps on the AppZone include Sleeping Dogs, Drag Racing, Fruit Ninja, CyberLink PowerDirector 11, Photoshop CS6, AVG PC Tune-up, and Fingertapps Instrument.
Have a shufty for yourself at the AppZone here.