Computer and tablet maker Asus has made a major announcement that they will be partnering with start-up BlueStacks to bring Andoid apps to their line of hardware. The announcement was part of the big Asus show at the Computex conference in Taipei, Taiwan. BlueStacks appeared out of nowhere just a few months ago with a new platform that allows Android apps to be installed and run on Windows computers.
“ASUS has created a phenomenal software experience on PCs. Launching with ASUS at Computex 2012 solidifies BlueStacks’ leadership position as the sole provider of apps for consumer electronics and PC manufacturers worldwide. Our strong portfolio of apps from top developers, combined with our unique monetization engine makes this a revenue-generating opportunity for PC OEMs. This is a winning proposition for the entire PC ecosystem. App developers who have already built for Android can now just run their apps on Windows PCs through BlueStacks. We’ve done the heavy lifting for the benefit of all.’
The partnership, through the Asus@vibe team, will bring the apps to most of the hardware line, including Zenbooks, Notebooks, Eee PC’s, Desktops, and all-in-one computers. The service will be free for at least the first six months, but there is no word on pricing after that time period.
You can read the full Asus-BlueStacks press release over at Talk Android.