“Some Windows 8 laptops and PCs could end up running more Android apps than ones written for Microsoft’s software. Gadgets built around chips made by AMD will come optimised to run the Android apps,” BBC News reports. “A collaboration between AMD and software firm Bluestacks lets the devices run the 500,000 apps more usually found on Android phones.”
MacDailyNews Take: Ooh, upscaled phone-sized apps from the developers’ second- or after-thought platform. Sooo appealing!
“By contrast, Microsoft reportedly only has a few thousand apps written specifically for Windows 8 at launch,” The Beeb reports. “The Android apps will be available on Windows 8 devices via AMD’s AppZone player. Inside this is code from Bluestacks that acts as a wrapper around the mobile phone programs so they can run on desktops, laptops and tablets.”
MacDailyNews Take: Microsoft’s desperate to hide their raging case of AppLack™.
The Beeb reports, “AMD has made changes to the core code that runs its processors and graphics cards to ensure apps built for the small screens on mobile phones look good and run well on larger displays.”
MacDailyNews Take: Yeah, okay.
The Beeb reports, “Some reports suggest that a month prior to the launch of Windows 8 there are only about 2,000 apps available for it in Microsoft’s Windows Store. Bluestacks’ Android-running software also works on Intel-powered devices, including Macs, but typically has to be installed after a gadget has been bought and booted up. Bluestacks is also talking to other PC makers to get its software installed as PCs are put together in a factory.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Kludgetastic.
We can’t wait to see the ads claiming “over 500,000” apps for certain Windows RT devices.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Judge Bork” and “David G.” for the heads up.]