BlueStacks brings Android apps to Windows 8 and the Metro interface

BlueStacks is a company that has been around quite a while working to bring Android apps to the Windows desktop. Currently they have a working framework application for Windows 7, but with the tablet oriented Windows 8 on the horizon a change was needed. Today at CES, the company revealed their plans for their Windows 8 update and released the video above, which provides a promotional look at the product.

Sensibly enough, as far as the Android framework BlueStacks is simply taking their basic design and porting it over to Windows 8. Where things get more exciting, however, is with the UI. BlueStacks has managed to create a UI that appears to perfectly integrate into the Windows 8 Metro interface, and would probably give the first impression of being a native app.

Of course, once you open an application it will be clear that it was designed for Android. Still, I find both BlueStacks product quite impressive, and even though it didn't take off with Windows 7, Windows 8 is a whole new game. Their teaser video asks what would happen if Windows 8 came with 400,000 apps, and in my opinion it would be a game changer. Depending on their performance, having these thousands of apps available on launch could give a huge boost to Windows 8 devices, and make for some really awesome mobile PCs that bring us the best of both worlds.

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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