Niente dual boot Android/Window 8, ma solamente una partnership tra ASUS e BlueStacks

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Ricordate qualche giorno fa quando vi abbiamo mostrato due video teaser di ASUS relativi al Computex 2012? Tutti avevamo ipotizzato un primo tablet dual boot con Android e Windows 8, ma abbiamo volato troppo con la fantasia. L’annuncio che verrà fatto quest’oggi al Computex sarà semplicemente relativo ad una partnership tra ASUS e BlueStacks, l’azienda sviluppatrice del software che permette di utilizzare applicazioni Android su PC.

BlueStacks

Grazie a questa partnership, il software BlueStacks sarà integrato in 30 milioni di Zenbook, Notebook, Eee PC, Desktop, PC All-in-one marchiati ASUS, con il nome di asus@vibe.

Il servizio non è però totalmente gratuito. Gli utenti avranno la possibilità di utilizzarlo gratuitamente per 6 mesi, dopodiché potranno effettuare un upgrade a pagamento che consentirà la sincronizzazione e l’utilizzo illimitato delle app Android su PC.

Se volete maggiori informazioni, potete leggere la press release (in inglese) seguente:

ASUS partners with BlueStacks to Bring Android Apps to Millions of PCs Worldwide

Adds Premium Android Apps to asus@vibe Entertainment Platform on ZenBooks, Notebooks, Eee PCs, Desktop PCs and All-in-one PCs.

COMPUTEX, Taipei, Taiwan, June 4, 2012.

ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and a leading innovator in personal computing products, has partnered with BlueStacks to bring popular Android apps to 30 million Asus PCs worldwide.

BlueStacks, makers of “App Player for PC” software, will enable a rich selection of Android apps on asus@vibe, a one-stop entertainment platform that is preinstalled on all ASUS products. Powered by BlueStacks technology, users of asus@vibe can access exciting and engaging Android apps across all categories including games, social, news, shopping, music, business and education.

BlueStacks recently partnered with top app developers to bring popular Android apps like Fruit Ninja, Evernote, Pulse, Drag Racing, Defender, Tap Fish, Moviefone, Nook, Guns N Glory, Talking Tom and Kids ABC to the one billion strong PC market. BlueStacks’ patent pending LayerCake technology enables Android apps on touch and non-touch Windows PCs. As part of this special arrangement with BlueStacks, users of asus@vibe will enjoy Android apps for free for 6 months, with the option to upgrade to unlimited apps and sync apps from phone to PC. The apps are integrated into and presented seamlessly within the @vibe platform across the entire range of ASUS products, including the ZenBooks, notebooks, Eee PCs, desktop PCs and All-in-one PCs.

“ASUS is delighted to bring a vibrant selection of apps that were previously inaccessible on Windows PCs. Our partnership with BlueStacks is a valuable addition to the @vibe family,” noted Vira Chang, the Head of eBusiness Services at ASUS. “The integration of BlueStacks and @Vibe is central to ASUS’s consumer cloud strategy. Additionally, we are encouraged by the increased revenue potential that BlueStacks represents.”

“ASUS has created a phenomenal software experience on PCs. Launching with ASUS at Computex 2012 solidifies BlueStacks’ leadership position as the sole provider of apps for consumer electronics and PC manufacturers worldwide,” said Rosen Sharma, President and CEO of BlueStacks. “Our strong portfolio of apps from top developers, combined with our unique monetization engine makes this a revenue-generating opportunity for PC OEMs. This is a winning proposition for the entire PC ecosystem. App developers who have already built for Android can now just run their apps on Windows PCs through BlueStacks. We’ve done the heavy lifting for the benefit of all.”

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