In addition to Windows 8’s feature that offer directly purchase and download new programs via the Windows Store, BlueStacks on Tuesday, January 10 at the CES 2012, announced that they have ported the BlueStacks App Player to Windows 8 for use on ultrabooks and tablets powered by x86 processors.
With this port, the 400,000 Android apps on Google’s Android Marketplace will now be coming to Windows 8 in 2012 with BlueStacks App Player.
According to reports “BlueStacks is hoping to making deals with makers of Windows 8-based notebooks and ultrabooks to pre-load its Android app player into their PCs. As a matter of fact, the company has already signed an agreement with one of the, the Taiwan-based notebook maker InHon.”
BlueStacks has already offered up its Android app player for Windows 7 and Vista back in October 2011. The upcoming Windows 8 version utilizes Windows 8’s Metro UI, and integrates the user’s Android apps directly into Windows’ tiled interface or from the desktop, like the other versions do. As you can see in the video, Android apps will have their own icons that will blend seamlessly into Windows 8’s new touch screen user interface.
“The Metro UI is beautiful, but the number one thing Windows 8 is missing is apps,” noted BlueStacks CEO Rosen Sharma. “This changes all that.”