What do you think of this? AMD deal brings Android apps to Windows 8

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by SilentLoner, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    I'm not sure why you'd want to run most phone apps on a PC, but I guess some of the ones designed specifically for tablets might be nice.
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Actually, there are a lot of really specific apps that you'd never find available on a PC. This is mostly because mobile web browsing is so much different from how you'd browse on a proper computer, but nevertheless, there are a few mobile apps I wouldn't mind having on my computer!!
  3. Michael Goff Suspended

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    I don't like it.

    I'd rather just wait for the Windows Store to get the meaningful apps NATIVELY. Of course, that's if I even get a Windows 8 tablet.
  4. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    Bluestacks has been doing this w/ the mac, so they just basically brought it to Win 8 now. Nothing impressive IMO.
  5. TSE macrumors 68030


    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Carlanga, while the technology itself might not be impressive, what is extremely interesting is the context that it is being used. Windows 8 tablets are now going to be able to use any Android app. That is a big, big plus for Microsoft until it gets a healthy ecosystem of native Apps. Less downtime for Microsoft.

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