BlueStacks, a startup emerging from stealth today wants to add to that list the ability to run Android applications on Windows devices. That should be a pretty compelling offer for many businesses and consumers that are already familiar with (and/or committed to) Windows but who want to be able to take advantage of Android apps.
The company was founded in 2008 with the goal of working on virtualization solutions. The startup identified the growing Android OS market but recognized that the operating system might meant not only that many people will be forced to carry multiple devices, but that many will find themselves unable to access some of their favorite apps on their desktop PCs.
BlueStacks will be showcasing its technology at the Citrix Synergy conference this week. The company will need to convince computer makers to load its software, but BlueStacks does insist that this will be something that consumers won't have to think about as its technology will provide a seamless experience as they move back and forth between Android and Windows' applications.
The company also announced today that it has secured $7.6 million in Series A funding from Ignition Ventures, Radar Partners, Redpoint Ventures, and Andreessen Horowitz.