BlueStacks Android Emulation Comes To Surface ProBy: Zach Walton - February 12, 2013
The Surface Pro came out over the weekend, and the device is already selling out across retailers. Those who were lucky enough to get one may be disappointed, however, by a lack of apps. That’s where BlueStacks comes in.
BlueStacks, the mobile company that brought Android emulation to Windows PCs last year, is now optimizing its Android emulation software for the Surface Pro. Users will now be able to enjoy all the Android apps they know and love on Microsoft’s newest tablet.
“We’ve had our users asking for a Win8 version for a long time,” said BlueStacks CEO Rosen Sharma. “Now that it’s finally available on our website we’re looking forward to getting feedback and building on the experience. The number of mobile apps being written overall is expanding exponentially and Microsoft has not added apps to the handful it has. Our goal is to get people more value out of their Surface Pro and Win8 devices.”
As the video above shows, BlueStacks also lets you transfer apps from your Android device to your Windows 8 PC. All the functionality of the original apps, including touch input, is kept across devices. Your Surface Pro will be a lean, mean Android gaming machine in no time.
If you want to start enjoying Android apps on your Windows 8 device, just hit up BlueStacks Web site.