CES: Android Apps On Your Windows PC

By Branko Miletic

One of the most interesting releases at CES this year was from a company called BlueStacks. It has released an app that will allow users to run any of the 40,000 or so Android apps on Windows 8 when it comes out.

Why this would appeal to some is clear – there are many times that Windows needs a little helping hand, and the perfect partner for that would be Android.

It will all be part of the company’s Metro UI (user interface), which is not only rumoured to be rather beautiful but also means that the era of Windows mobile apps may soon be over.

Apart from the sound of Nokia executives high-fiving each other as finally they will have a mobile OS that can actually compete with Apple, the pluses of having Android apps on your Windows machine is cheaper cost and less resource-hungry computing.