BlueStacks Brings Virtualized Android Apps to the Windows Desktop

A company called BlueStacks apparently is working on a new software solution for Windows that brings Android OS and its apps to the desktop with full driver support for things like printers, internet connectivity, and A/V connections. Even more ingenious is that the Android apps can integrate with your current desktop and its task bar outside of the BlueStacks virtualized environment. According to SlashGear, who was privy to a demo, BlueStacks currently doesn’t offer access to Google’s official Android Market, but is fully compatible with Amazon’s new Android Appstore. ETA: sometime later this year.

What do you think? If you’re a hardcore Android user this may seem like a no-brainer addition to bring the power of your smartphone to your PC. Plus, all your purchased apps should sync right over at no additional cost.

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