We've grown accustomed to seeing Lenovo's Android-running smartphones, so it shouldn't be a surprise to see the company bring the operating system to its PCs as well. The PC maker has followed AMD in teaming up with Bluestacks to bring its Android App Player to Lenovo's Windows 8 PCs -- almost a year to the day that the software was originally launched. The company promises that users will soon be able to seamlessly sync their favorite apps and SMS messages between smartphone and PC, but the company isn't ready enough to give a firm date, so we'll just have to hope it's soon.
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Mobile Apps go Windows 8 on Lenovo PCs
BlueStacks + Lenovo strike global distribution agreement to preload App Player on Consumer PCs.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 07, 2013 - BlueStacks continued its OEM winning streak by announcing a global distribution deal with Lenovo, the world's largest PC maker, for preloading the App Player software and service on Lenovo's Idea-branded consumer PCs.
"Innovation is vital to leading in the PC+ world, and we're winning by continuing to push the limits in both software and hardware," said Lenovo's VP of Worldwide Marketing. "Our alliance with BlueStacks puts us in a unique position to offer the most popular games and apps on flagship PC products like the Horizon Table PC in order to give our customers engaging user experiences."
BlueStacks has signed a series of major distribution deals with global brands and manufacturers including Asus, MSI and AMD with more than 100 million PCs preloaded with the App Player software in 2013. Recently, BlueStacks also announced that it has exceeded 5 million organic downloads from its web site, BlueStacks.com. At CES 2013, BlueStacks is showcasing the latest version of the App Player designed and optimized for Windows 8 Ultrabooks, laptops and tablets. With the BlueStacks App Player, Lenovo's end users can now use the same top apps on Win8 PCs that they already enjoy on their smartphones. With BlueStacks' unique ability to link the smartphone to the PC via the cloud, Lenovo's end users can seamlessly sync their favorite apps, data and SMS text messages between their smartphone and PC.
"As the PC market leader and a growing smartphone maker in China, it's huge that Lenovo is implementing our vision of creating a blended experience across smartphones, tablets and PCs," said Rosen Sharma, CEO of BlueStacks. "Consumers want access to all of their apps across all devices. Artificial barriers and silo-ed ecosystems have long been a source of confusion and frustration. The digital world is a celebration of heterogeneous devices. My PC, tablet, smartphone and TV may or may not be from the same brand, but that does not mean that my apps should not work across devices. To take it a step further, my game state and app data should also sync."
"BlueStacks brings an innovative software solution for merging mobile and PC with cloud-based services to create continuous user engagement," said Tim Bajarin, renowned industry analyst and President of Creative Strategies. "Lenovo's leadership in the PC market and their growing strength in smartphones and TVs positions them perfectly to leverage the unique capabilities of BlueStacks."