BlueStacks

Earlier this week, ASUS took some time to go ahead and create a rather obscure video for what they will be presenting at this week's Computex 2012 showcase in Taipei, though they forgot to include anything relevant in the video. Nothing Android was mentioned, nothing Windows was mentioned though it did manage to spark much conversation about a dual-booting Android Windows 8 tablet.

As it seems now, it was to highlight their partnership with BlueStacks as the company has issued a press release fully announcing the partnership. BlueStacks, as you know if you read our review, enables over 450,000 Android apps to run on Windows PCs and now, ASUS will be leveraging that power for their own PC ventures and including BlueStacks within their @vibe platform.

"ASUS has created a phenomenal software experience on PCs. Launching with ASUS at Computex 2012 solidifies BlueStacks' leadership position as the sole provider of apps for consumer electronics and PC manufacturers worldwide," said Rosen Sharma, President and CEO of BlueStacks. "Our strong portfolio of apps from top developers, combined with our unique monetization engine makes this a revenue-generating opportunity for PC OEMs. This is a winning proposition for the entire PC ecosystem. App developers who have already built for Android can now just run their apps on Windows PCs through BlueStacks. We've done the heavy lifting for the benefit of all."

Together, ASUS and BlueStacks will be offering users of asus@vibe Android apps through their broad line of products including the ZenBooks, notebooks, Eee PCs, desktop PCs and All-in-one PCs. Pricing for it all seems rather wish washy at the moment as the press release notes, apps will be free for six months and then users can upgrade from there to unlimited apps and sync apps from phone to PC.

For those of you out there hoping for some other sort of news though, there is still some hope we suppose. This all could only be one portion of something greater, just don't get too bummed out if this happens to all it was in the end. You can jump below for the full press release from ASUS  and BlueStacks.

Source: PRWeb via: Android Police

ASUS Partners with BlueStacks to Bring Android Apps to Millions of PCs Worldwide

Adds Premium Android Apps to asus@vibe Entertainment Platform on ZenBooks, Notebooks, Eee PCs, Desktop PCs and All-in-one PCs

Taipei, Taiwan (PRWEB) June 03, 2012 -  ASUS, one of the world's top three consumer notebook vendors and a leading innovator in personal computing products, has partnered with BlueStacks to bring popular Android apps to 30 million Asus PCs worldwide.

BlueStacks, makers of “App Player for PC” software, will enable a rich selection of Android apps on asus@vibe, a one-stop entertainment platform that is preinstalled on all ASUS products. Powered by BlueStacks technology, users of asus@vibe can access exciting and engaging Android apps across all categories including games, social, news, shopping, music, business and education.

BlueStacks recently partnered with top app developers to bring popular Android apps like Fruit Ninja, Evernote, Pulse, Drag Racing, Defender, Tap Fish, Moviefone, Nook, Guns N Glory, Talking Tom and Kids ABC to the one billion strong PC market. BlueStacks' patent pending LayerCake technology enables Android apps on touch and non-touch Windows PCs. As part of this special arrangement with BlueStacks, users of asus@vibe will enjoy Android apps for free for 6 months, with the option to upgrade to unlimited apps and sync apps from phone to PC. The apps are integrated into and presented seamlessly within the @vibe platform across the entire range of ASUS products, including the ZenBooks, notebooks, Eee PCs, desktop PCs and All-in-one PCs.

"ASUS is delighted to bring a vibrant selection of apps that were previously inaccessible on Windows PCs. Our partnership with BlueStacks is a valuable addition to the @vibe family," noted Vira Chang, the Head of eBusiness Services at ASUS. "The integration of BlueStacks and @Vibe is central to ASUS's consumer cloud strategy. Additionally, we are encouraged by the increased revenue potential that BlueStacks represents."

"ASUS has created a phenomenal software experience on PCs. Launching with ASUS at Computex 2012 solidifies BlueStacks' leadership position as the sole provider of apps for consumer electronics and PC manufacturers worldwide," said Rosen Sharma, President and CEO of BlueStacks. "Our strong portfolio of apps from top developers, combined with our unique monetization engine makes this a revenue-generating opportunity for PC OEMs. This is a winning proposition for the entire PC ecosystem. App developers who have already built for Android can now just run their apps on Windows PCs through BlueStacks. We've done the heavy lifting for the benefit of all."

About ASUS
ASUS, one of the world's top three consumer notebook vendors and the maker of the world's best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, mobile phones, motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,886 awards in 2011, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 11,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,100 engineers, the company’s revenue for 2011 was around US$11.9 billion.
ASUS website : http://www.asus.com
asus@vibe: vibe.asus.com

About BlueStacks
BlueStacks is a software company that enables Android apps to run on Ultrabooks, Notebooks, Desktops, All-in-One PCs and Tablets. It was founded in 2009 by Rosen Sharma. BlueStacks is privately held and headquartered in Silicon Valley with global offices in India, Taiwan and Japan. For more information visit BlueStacks.com, or join their over 1,000,000 Facebook fans.


BlueStacks website: http://www.bluestacks.com
BlueStacks Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bluestacksinc
BlueStacks contact: Apu Kumar (apu(at)bluestacks(dot)com)

 
There are 6 comments

GigiAUT says:

I had a feeling this was their plan when I saw their teaser videos. I don't know if I like it though. Bluestacks is nice but it just doesn't feel right.

If you have that pesky icon that won't go away I think what i did was hit the start orb, go to the run command and inter "msconfig" without quotes, and go to services or start programs and stop it from starting when windows starts. problem solved.

Impulses says:

Android apps on Windows seems rather gimmicky to me... I'm sure there's some genuinely valid usage cases, but overall I'd rather have native apps or simply a notification system that lets me know what's going on with the phone from any PC in the house (there has already been some good attempts at this).

ballistic90 says:

"Run Android applications in Windows!"

"Why?"

"... Uhhh... I could've sworn we did this for a reason..."

paleh0rse says:

10" x86 Windows 8 Tablet + New MS App Store + Every x86 app ever made + BlueStacks with full Google Play Store = WIN.

Seriously, why not? Works for me!

ckoral says:

Got a tablet - thought it would be a toy. Turns out it was used for more serious things. When I go back to using a PC I keep wishing I had an ebay app for example. It would be easier. Navigating the web page for ebay sucks compared to an app. Same with weather. I also think this would be good as long as performance is not hindered.