Software Bluestacks company is trying to close the gap between Microsoft Windows to Google Android OS with App Player application, which was released in beta on Tuesday.
According to the developer Bluestacks, we can install App Player on the PC platform starting from Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. After installing the application App Player, we can play a 450.000 Android applications, including Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja.
In addition to running on a PC, App Player can also be run on Windows Tablet PC such as Hewlett-Packard’s Slate 2 and Dell’s Latitude ST.
Bluestacks own the news when they show off a tablet with Android x86 running on Windows 7 software stacks at the Computex trade show, Taipei. Android applications are mostly written for the ARM instruction set, but the x86 tablet is able to switch between Android and Windows without any problems.
With the new Layercake technology, it can take advantage of this Emultor hardware accelerators to improve performance in Windows Applications Android. This layer is not included in previous versions (Bluestacks Alpha). Android applications typically use a hardware accelerator on ARM’s Mali, Nvidia’s Tegra or Imagination Technologies’ PowerVR graphics cores, but Layercake able to take advantage of hardware accelerators from companies such as AMD on x86 chips.
This application is only the size of 3.6Mb and can be downloaded here
The software also offers the option to sync contacts with applications and Android devices.