AMD And BlueStacks Link Up To Launch AppZone

AMD isn't just making waves with A8 and A10 -- it's also launching the AMD AppZone, which is described as an "online showcase for applications and games accelerated by AMD Radeon graphics processing units (GPUs) and AMD accelerated processing units (APUs)." In other words, it's giving users the ability to download and run Android apps on AMD-based PCs running Windows due to a collaboration with BlueStacks to enable the AMD AppZone Player. Here's a bit more on the tie-up from AMD:

"Powered by BlueStacks' award-winning technology, the AMD AppZone Player brings thousands of Android apps to the millions of AMD-powered tablets, notebooks, all-in-one and desktop PCs worldwide. In addition, consumers can automatically sync their AppZone apps with Android-based devices via BlueStacks Cloud Connect, a cloud-based service that enables a Windows-based PC to become an extension of an Android mobile device and vice versa1.

"BlueStacks' cross-platform innovation bridges the Android and x86 application ecosystems, providing new opportunities for developers and better experiences for users," said Manju Hegde, corporate vice president, Heterogeneous Applications and Developer Solutions at AMD. "By collaborating with BlueStacks, we are enabling software developers to more easily tap into the full capabilities of AMD's products, and providing millions of consumers with great experiences as they can now run Android apps on AMD-powered devices."

"As the engine behind the AMD AppZone Player, we are providing a potent combination of award-winning software optimized for AMD's industry-leading hardware. Consumers can now enjoy their favorite mobile apps on the larger, more immersive screen of their PC," said Rosen Sharma, CEO of BlueStacks. "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."

Starting today, the AMD AppZone Player and featured apps like Sleeping Dogs, Adobe Photoshop CS6, and CyberLink PowerDirector 11 are available for download at www.amd.com/appzone or via the VISION Engine Control Center. In addition, AMD and BlueStacks are currently working with leading OEMs to preload the AppZone Player on upcoming AMD-powered devices.
Via:  AMD
Tags:  AMD, Radeon, App, appzone
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