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AMD has announced an investment in BlueStacks, a venture-backed software development firm. BlueStacks introduced a solution (promo video posted below) to enable Android applications to run fast and full-screen on Windows-operating devices. The size of the investment was not disclosed.

The CPU and GPU maker is now collaborating with BlueStacks to optimise the BlueStacks App Player for Windows software for use with tablets and notebook PCs powered by AMD APUs (application processing units) with AMD VISION technology.

With this combination of BlueStacks software and AMD technology, users will be able to access all their favourite Android apps on virtually any AMD-powered Windows-based device, including over 200 000 apps currently available within Google’s Android Market.

“Bluestacks is a visionary software company that is, seamlessly, making the emerging Android mobile apps market part of the broader computing ecosystem and enhancing such experiences on our award-winning APU platforms,” said Manju Hegde, corporate vice president, AMD Fusion Experience Program.

“AMD is committed to support such game changing innovators through investment and other activity as we work together to usher in new experiences that allow consumers to enjoy the full capabilities of the brilliant graphics and computing performance enabled by AMD.”

“AMD’s investment in BlueStacks will help us to create an environment where your favorite apps can be accessed regardless of platform technology, providing greater entertainment and productivity value,” said Rosen Sharma, president and chief executive officer of BlueStacks.

“Working with AMD enables us to do this faster by expanding our network of OEMs and retailers to reach a broad audience of consumers and businesses that want to get more out of Android.”

In related news also recently launched its AMD FX family of desktop CPUs, which includes its eight core processor for multi-display gaming and high definition content creation.

 

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