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Old 10-17-2012, 07:45 PM
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There could be some hope for Win8-on-ARM after all.

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While the idea of running Android apps On Windows PCs is interesting, Bajarin makes a more interesting strategic point. If Windows 8 tablet users can indeed just run Android apps what reason will there be for mobile developers have to spend time porting their applications to Windows 8 when they can kill two mobile OS birds with one programming stone?
BlueStacks and AMD bring Android apps to Windows

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One major PC maker has felt that this is too important to ignore. Asus has done a deal with BlueStacks and its player will be on many Asus Windows 8 PCs and tablets later this year. AMD's support will put the BlueStacks player on its customers' PCs in the future as well. I would not be surprised if other chip vendors follow AMD's example since they want as many of their chips sold as possible. If Windows 8 touch-based apps are slow to roll out, partnering with BlueStacks to put more than 500,000 apps—even if they are Android apps—on PCs would be a good move.
Your Favorite Mobile Apps, on Windows 8

Time to work on those Java skills I guess.
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Hmm, maybe x86 platforms as well?

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AMD's Manju Hegde, corporate vice president of Heterogeneous Applications and Developer Solutions, hints that the AppZone Player is more than a way to play the Android versions of Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja on a Windows desktop. There's also the potential for Android developers to expand their reach.

"BlueStacks' cross-platform innovation bridges the Android and x86 application ecosystems, providing new opportunities for developers and better experiences for users," said Hegde in a statement. Sharma echoes that sentiment, stating, "With BlueStacks technology, app developers can rest assured their Android apps will run directly on Windows without any code change. We've made it easy for all."
BlueStacks: Run Android Apps on AMD Windows PCs

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BlueStacks' Rosen says that most of the people at Microsoft he's spoken to have been receptive to BlueStacks powering Android apps on Windows. "Microsoft gets all the apps that they want," he said in an interview before CES.

BlueStacks for Windows 8 has buttoned up several hardware partners, although it was reluctant to name more than a few names at this time. It did call out AMD, which has BlueStacks available for hands-on demos on computers at its CES booth; Hewlett-Packard, which will be providing the software on its All-in-One PCs; and InHon, a Taiwanese newcomer to the PC marketplace that will be releasing a carbon-fiber ultrabook line in March 2012. InHon will include BlueStacks on its upcoming Windows 7 line, as well as its Windows 8 computers when they come out later in 2012.
BlueStacks goes Metro with Windows 8
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Blue Stacks seems to be a true virtualization technology.

There is even a version for Apple/Mac computers.

However there is the question of speed.

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..though everything worked it worked terribly slowly..
..from the comments on this page.

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..little slow on the p.c...

Bad performance on certain apps
..from this review page.

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BlueStacks and high performance cannot be uttered in the same sentence without making you feel dirty. BlueStacks can be completely sluggish at times. It lags, it lags, and then it lags some more!
It is almost as bad as the Android SDK Emulator: terribly slow.
..from this page.

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I would think the bigger issue would be that arm emulation on x86 is painfully slow..
..from the comments on this page.

There are many many more but you get the idea.

This is the usual Achilles heal of virtualization technology
(as well as all attempts to running graphic intensive apps from the cloud in a restricted bandwidth context).
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I tried to find the info, but I am having a bit of trouble. Whats the deal with the AMD requirement on the x86 side?

Is it that none of the low-powered (Atom) Intel chips support Intels VT-x extension, while everything AMD has made since 1996 has supported AMD-V, including the C and E series APU's which are quite attractive as netbook/tablet solutions?
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I had the idea the primary target was Win8-on-ARM. Perhaps there is significantly better performance with ARM-on-ARM.

Sounds as if x86 machines have better performance when using AMD CPU & GPU combinations.

It can't be just about Atom (some of them do support VT-x) because there are a lot more potential Intel systems out there. Probably something proprietary about the AMD parts and their virtualization support.

It is hard to just brush it all aside though, since BlueStacks seems to be convincing partners to ship it. But it seems obvious the target is Joe Consumer, and sluggish performance won't be welcome there at all.


Of course there may be an answer from Intel, since they offer HAXM to support x86 targets during Android development. It is hard to know whether HAXM or a derivative might end up inside BlueStacks or a possible competitor.

Of course that would only help for Android applications compiled for x86.
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I think, BlueStacks might help. It is available for free in internet market. It has also an OS X player so that users can run all of these Android apps on Macs.
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