BlueStacks App Player Wins CES Innovations Honor

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Breakthrough Android Apps on PC software honored in brand new mobile category - bridges worlds between Android and Windows

Android Apps in Windows PC

BlueStacks App Player is downloadable software that allows Android Apps to run on PCs and tablets

The App Player is only the start...

BlueStacks App Player for Windows PC, a new product that lets people use Android Apps full screen in Windows, has been selected as a 2012 CES honoree by a panel of independent design and engineering experts. The product, released just four weeks ago, was developed by ten engineers over the course of two years. BlueStacks also recently released a mobile app in the Android Market called Cloud Connect that allows Android users to push the apps on their phone or tablet onto their PC.

"We've been working long hours for a long time and of course it's wonderful to receive this kind of validation by the CES," said BlueStacks CEO, Rosen Sharma. "For us the App Player is only the start. Our mobile Cloud Connect service will be expanding soon, and eventually it will enable all app-related entities to communicate with each other. We're very excited about what's next."

BlueStacks App Player is currently in public alpha and a Pro version is expected in early 2012. The Pro version will include access to premium apps like Fruit Ninja and Cut the Rope, which will be making their first appearances full-screen on PC. The company is based in Silicon Valley with offices in Japan, India and Taiwan.

ABOUT THE INNOVATIONS DESIGN AND ENGINEERING AWARDS

The CES Design and Engineering awards have been given out since 1976 to companies that have created groundbreaking products in one of several different fields. The honorees are displayed in glass cases at the International CES in Las Vegas each year. Recent winners include Toyota, Motorola and Intel.

ABOUT BLUESTACKS

BlueStacks enables Android applications to run on Windows machines. BlueStacks’ technology can be integrated into offerings for both the consumer and commercial (enterprise) market segments. Incorporated in March 2008 by leaders in Microsoft Windows, mobility and Android development, BlueStacks is funded by firms such as Andreesen-Horowitz, Radar Partners and Ignition Partners and is privately held. For more information, visit http://BlueStacks.com. You can also follow the company on Twitter at @BlueStacksinc or join their over 125,000 fans on their Facebook page.

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