BlueStacks Brings Android To PCs And More

Today, BlueStacks announced that they have secured financing to help expand development of their new technology that could possible enable users to run Android applications using their Windows desktop. Thanks to the help of over $7.5 million investment from several companies such as Ignition Ventures, Radar Partners, Helion Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz, we could see this software by the third quarter of this year.

Bluestacks has been aiming to simplify running Android and Windows applications using a single platform. This California based company was formed back in 2008 and at the head of the company is Rosen Sharma, who is also the former SVP and CTO of Innovation at McAfee.

“Our vision is for an entirely new type of experience that supports the consumer interest in Android and also allows them to access some of the most valuable enterprise applications, enabling them to use their device of choice for work and play,” explained Sharma.

Any X86 device will have the ability to play, this includes Windows based tablets, netbooks, notebooks, desktops and all in one computers. BlueStacks is hoping for OEM based strategy which technology is integrated into consumer and commercial products.

For the consumer based needs, BlueStacks has plans to make it easier to find and install Android applications right from your desktop. By giving customers access to application stores such as Amazon, GetJar, and SlideMe, downloaded applications can then be easily dispersed to multiple PCs, phones, and tablets.

The possibilities that BlueStacks brings to businesses is quite broader, however. While most businesses have been slow to take in the application stores, BlueStacks has the potential to ease the cost burdens, along with making security concerns more tolerable. Instead of buying tablets that run an Android’s Honeycomb OS businesses could instead run dedicated applications using a standard PC. Another importance, however, Android .apk files an be converted into .msi packages, which in turn enables the ability to be able to easily distribute applications along with managing them using tools like Microsoft’s System Center and Citrix Receiver. Citrix Receiver integration is a particular useful tool for IT admins that gives the power to be able to schedule the delivery of applications to desktop clients, configure application stores, along with the ability to access data from Android applications in order to ensure complete enterprise security compliance.

If you would like to read the full press release you can head over to Business Wire and check it out.


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