The Android Market was already available for access from desktop PCs, and, starting today, applications developed for Google's Android platform are also available for these computers, courtesy of the new BlueStacks App Player for Windows PC.
Android is becoming the leading mobile operating system on the market at a fast pace, with about half of the users who purchased a smartphone in the past three months said to have chosen an Android device.
The number of applications and games
available for these users is also on the rise, with over a quarter of a million already confirmed by Google themselves. Starting today, these apps and games are available for both Android and non-Android users as well.
Not all people out there have an Android device on which to download, install and run application, and this is where the new BlueStacks App Player comes into play.
Available in an alpha flavor at the moment, the software offers users the possibility to easily access Android applications on their PCs, as well as on any Windows-powered laptop or tablet they might own.
One of the main benefits that this application arrives on the market with goes to the developers of software for Google's Android operating system, which have now a wider user base to reach.
“The openness of Android
is enabling innovation around the world. We are grateful to Google and others for their contributions,” Rosen Sharma, president and CEO of BlueStacks.
“This is also a social equalizer in the US and countries like Brazil, India and China, where a large percentage of the population who can only afford smartphones can now enjoy and benefit from the ubiquity of apps on the Android platform.”
“We look forward to getting feedback from our users on the alpha release,” Rosen Sharma continued.
The new BlueStacks App Player for Windows PC is available for download from Softpedia as well, via this link