AMD to Invest in BlueStacks; Known for Creating Android App Player for Windows 7

AMD announced it is going to invest in BlueStacks - a startup known for developing technology that allows Android applications to run on Windows powered PCs. AMD, however, did not mention anything regarding the amount it is planning to invest in the startup.

The BlueStacks App Player has already managed to earn positive feedback in the market despite still being in its alpha phase. The player allows users to transfer apps from their Android powered devices to any Windows 7 PC using the BlueStack Cloud Connect technology. Once transferred, users can easily run up to 36 apps on the PC, the company brags.

Meanwhile, BluStacks claims it will be soon offer an advanced version of the App Player to enable customers run an unlimited number of applications on their Windows PCs. However, none of these versions are yet compatible with Windows XP or Apple Mac OS.

"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 corporate vice president, AMD Fusion Experience Program, Manju Hegde in a statement, as reported by PC Mag.