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AMD deal brings Android apps to Windows 8

Gadgets built around chips made by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will come optimised to run the Android apps. The Android apps will be available on Windows 8 devices via AMD’s AppZone player. Inside this is code from Bluestacks that acts as a wrapper around the mobile phone programs so they can run on desktops, laptops and tablets.

AMD has made changes to the core code that runs its processors and graphics cards to ensure apps built for the small screens on mobile phones look good and run well on larger displays.

This means that Android apps will have a wider audience of users, namely those who will be using Windows 8. It will also be used in a different way as many Windows 8 users will now have touch options allowing for gestures on their PCs. How might this change the way developers look at developing Android apps?


BBC News – AMD deal brings Android apps to Windows 8.

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