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AMD and BlueStacks to Bring New Dual-OS Android Solution to Retail

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AMD today at Mobile World Congress announced the retail availability of a new BlueStacks dual-OS Android solution, optimized for AMD APUs, with expected consumer availability in the second half of 2014. The AMD and BlueStacks joint solution brings the complete Google Android OS experience to select Microsoft Windows-based AMD-based tablets, 2-in-1s, notebooks and desktops in select retail stores. The availability in retail stores of the virtualized Android solution, unveiled at CES earlier this year, will allow consumers to easily access both Windows and Android environments, side-by-side, on select AMD-based PCs. The BlueStacks solution will first be made available with several key retail partners across EMEA later this year, including Elkjop Group.

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That's interesting, but AMD need to be able to sell chipsets that competes with intel atom and Qualcomm Snapdragon to stop them from going red. No offefnse :).
 

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Why pair Windows with Android apps? Wouldn't there be higher demand for pairing Windows with native Ubuntu apps?
 
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Why pair Windows with Android apps? Wouldn't there be higher demand for pairing Windows with native Ubuntu apps?
Personally I have been interested in this sort of thing since I saw the Asus Transformer Trio. It switches between two hardware systems for Android and Windows 8. The cost ($1500) is a little outside what I'd like to pay, so hopefully a BlueStacks tabtop finds itself into my price range.
 
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They should improve performance with better multi core support. The version I am using, scores almost the same in Antutu, either when running it on a X4 or an X6 Phenom II.

But it's biggest problem is that it doesn't hibernate/suspend or something. So after closing it I haven't found a way to go back to where I was. You just reload the app. And this takes time even when using a Samsung EVO SSD. Not to mention that some times doesn't load and you have to restart it. Like now for example. I hit it to open and it still loading. Tried restarting it and it is still loading. It is one of those boring problems. 3rd try, opened in less than 15 seconds. Finally.

Not to mention that Nvidia doesn't like them for going with AMD. I guess they doesn't like them anyway because Nvidia makes Tegra, so Bluestacks is a competitor in a way. The latest 334 drivers from Nvidia brake 3D in Bluestacks, at least in my system. I get NO 3D. Even the desktop in ADW doesn't have a picture. I get a black background. Typical Nvidia behavior. 331 where running with problems in 3D(occasional white flashes), but at least they where running and you could play a game for example. Bluestacks is the only reason I am still with 331 in my X4 system and a good reason to replace GT620 in this system with an AMD card in the future, or just one more excuse to replace this old AM3 setup with a Kaveri.
It does run just fine on HD6850. 3D on AMD cards looks perfect.