Updated 22 May, 2013, 8:40 am IST
Run full-screen Android apps on Windows 8 tablets now
| by Nikhil Subramaniam |
Surface users frustrated by the lack of quality apps in the Windows 8 Store can breathe a sigh of relief. Rescue comes in the form of BlueStacks, the startup which had previously launched the App Player software for PCs and Macs, allowing those systems to run all Android apps.
The Charms menu of the BlueStacks software running Angry Birds Rio
The announcement on the BlueStacks website
The Surface tablets indeed have great hardware and the keyboard-cover is a very clever implementation. Android apps can use the tilt and motion sensor of the Surface Pro tablet to re-orient their display to portrait or landscape mode accordingly. Given this, one wonders how Microsoft hopes to reinvigorate its own app store. Customers can now freely use Android apps on the Surface, so while the tablet’s sales might pick up, the Windows 8 app store will still lag behind, without a push for original app development.
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