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Bluestacks Software Runs Android Apps On Windows PCs

Virtualistion start-up Bluestacks will soon offer software that allows users to run Android apps on their Windows PCs.

The company is expected to announce partnerships with OEMs to offer the software pre-loaded on their Windows systems. BlueStacks is also teaming up with Citrix to deliver the software to enterprise customers.

Bluestacks is going to use the $7.6 million in funding that it recently received from Ignition Ventures, Radar Partners, Helion Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, and Andreessen Horowitz in its first round of funding to launch the software for both consumers and businesses.

Bluestacks was co-founded by Rosen Sharma, who has previously worked as McAfee’s chief technology officer. Sharma believes that the ability to run Android smartphone apps on desktops is something that many consumers and businesses desire.

Sharma claims that once users install the software on a Windows PC, they will get the same experience they get while using the app on Android devices.

According to CNET (opens in new tab), the company plans to release a free beta version of the software to try in June or July. Bluestacks is yet to give the details on the pricing and the availability of the final software.