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BlueStacks App Player for Windows 8 Debuts at Ces 2012

Cross platform technology maker BlueStacks has announced the launch of its App Player platform for Microsoft's Windows 8.

The company said Windows 8 users, like other App Player users, will be able to access thousands of apps and games from their Microsoft operating system.

BlueStacks took to the CES to demonstrate the platform on an Ultrabook running on Windows 8, which is expected to launch in beta avatar in February.

The company said that BlueStacks App Player for Windows 8 has been designed around the Metro user interface included on the platform. More than 400,000 Android apps will be able to convert into tiles when opened on Windows 8 Metro UI, according to Forbes.

To be successful in the tablet market, Windows 8 would have to access to a healthy app ecosystem, which is now possible with App Player integration.

"The Metro UI is beautiful, but the number one thing Windows 8 is missing is apps. This changes all that," said BlueStacks CEO, Rosen Sharma.

The company said it was partnering with several ultrabook, tablet and notebook makers to offer the App Player platform pre-installed on their devices.