Opening up our platform to millions more people around the world is something we're thrilled about.
Campbell, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2011
BlueStacks has announced that its App Player for PC will now run on all Windows XP systems. Prior to now the software has only run on Windows 7 machines. A Mac version is expected next year.
"We have 135,000 fans on Facebook and they've been asking for this every day," said John Gargiulo, VP, Business Development and Marketing at the company. "Opening up our platform to millions more people around the world is something we're thrilled about."
While the majority of Windows users are on the Windows 7 OS, BlueStacks discovered that nearly 20% of Android users were on a Windows XP machine. The company quickly set about developing for the platform, culminating in the announcement today.
BlueStacks' App Player for Windows and Cloud Connect Android app both launched October 11, and over half a million people worldwide have downloaded the products. The company recently announced partnerships with OEMs Nyxio and Viewsonic, as well as a strategic investment from chipmaker AMD.
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, AMD 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 the 135,000 fans on their Facebook page.