Lenovo and Bluestacks partner up, pre-loaded Android apps on Windows 8 PCs

Android Central @ CES

Lenovo and BlueStacks have come together in a partnership that will see the Android app player come pre-loaded on Lenovo's idea branded consumer PCs. At CES in Las Vegas, Bluestacks is showing off their latest version which is designed and optimized for Windows 8 Ultrabooks, laptops and tablets. The partnership with Lenovo follows similar tie ups with Asus and AMD.

The full press release can be found after the break. 

BlueStacks Apps go Windows 8 on Lenovo PCs

Strikes global distribution agreement to preload App Player on Consumer PCs.

CES, Las Vegas, January 7, 2013.

BlueStacks continued its impressive winning streak by announcing a global distribution deal with

Lenovo, the world’s largest PC maker, for preloading the App Player software and service on Lenovo’s

Idea-branded consumer PCs.

"Innovation is vital to leading in the PC+ world, and we're winning by continuing to push the limits in

both software and hardware," said Lenovo’s VP of worldwide marketing. “Our alliance with BlueStacks

puts us in a unique position to offer the most popular games and apps on flagship PC products like the

Horizon Table PC in order to give our customers engaging user experiences.”

BlueStacks has won a series of major distribution deals with global brands and manufacturers including

Asus, MSI and AMD with more than 100 M PCs preloaded with the App Player software in 2013.

Recently, BlueStacks also announced that it has exceeded 5 M organic downloads from its web site.

At CES 2013, BlueStacks is showcasing the latest version of the App Player designed and optimized

for Windows 8 Ultrabooks, laptops and tablets. With the BlueStacks App Player, Lenovo’s end users

can now enjoy the same great apps on PC that they already are addicted to on their smartphone. And

with BlueStacks unique ability to link the smartphone to the PC via the cloud, Lenovo’s end users can

seamlessly sync their favorite apps, data and SMS text messages between their smartphone and PC.

“As the PC market leader and a growing smartphone maker in China, it’s huge that Lenovo is

implementing our vision of creating a blended experience across smartphones, tablets and PCs.

Consumers really want access to all their apps across all devices. Artificial barriers and silo-ed

ecosystems have long been a source of confusion and frustration. The digital world is a celebration of

heterogeneous devices. My PC, tablet, smartphone and TV may or may not be from the same brand,

but that does not mean that my apps should not work across both devices. To take it a step further, my

game state and app data should also sync across all my devices,” said Rosen Sharma, President and CEO

“BlueStacks brings an innovative software solution for merging mobile and PC with cloud-based services

to create continuous user engagement,” said Tim Bajarin, renowned industry analyst and President of

Creative Strategies. “Lenovo’s leadership in the PC market and their growing strength in smartphones

and TVs position them perfectly to leverage the unique capabilities of BlueStacks.”

Richard Devine