If you’re a Windows user but are partial to Android handsets, you may or may not be aware of a wonderful little program called Bluestacks, that has been allowing Windows users to run various Android apps right from their Desktop for the last few years. Up until now, all you were able to do was run certain apps in a virtualized setup, but not a full version of Android. Thanks to AMD though, who is a large backer of Bluestacks and their software, with the upcoming version of Bluestacks you will be able to run the complete Android OS right on your Windows based computer without virtualization. Bluestacks is also trying their hand in the Android Gaming Console market, with their Gamepop Console.
This new version of the Bluestacks software will allow you access to various Android settings and apps, as well as the home interface, configuration and many other features that Android offers on our handsets and other mobile devices. This new version of Bluestacks won’t be limited to PCs, as Bluestacks is stating that it will be usable on Windows laptops, as well as tablets if they run a full version of the Windows OS. The great thing about running a full version of Android on your Windows machine, is that the apps that you’re running through Bluestacks can utilize the storage capabilities of the Windows machine its installed on, and take advantage of the files and folders that are located there as well. This could give you a whole new world of possibilities for backups as well as other uses, and should make running Android and Android based apps on your computer a much more enjoyable experience.
No matter how you prefer to run your apps, whether in windowed mode or full-screen, the new version of Bluestacks will still be able to provide that experience for you. All of this sounds pretty amazing, but there is unfortunately no mention of when we can expect the fourth generation of software to arrive for consumer use. It’s also unconfirmed whether or not you’ll need to sport AMD hardware to run it, and there was no word on what version of Android this new software supports. CES still has plenty of time to go, so there’s still a chance for more Bluestacks info to come up as the show goes on. Have you used the Bluestacks App Player before? If so what do you think about the changes AMD and Bluestacks are making to the software? Let us know what you think in the comments.