Of the two major PC chip makers, only Intel is pursuing the smartphone market, though with limited success. Sure their chip is featured in the recently launched Motorola RAZR i, but is that enough?
AMD on its end seems uninterested for this market, but it too wants a piece of the pie. So if they can’t make great mobile chips, they can bring mobile apps to its users.
Together with BlueStacks, the “other PC chip maker” launched AMD AppZone, allowing Windows PC users to run Android apps on their computers. We did talk about BlueStacks’ offering in the past and we’re happy to see them advancing this far. According to the company’s CEO, BlueStacks will “disrupt the PC industry by leveraging the unprecedented growth in the mobile eco-system.” With partners like AMD, they’re definitely onto something. We’re not sure, however, what AMD gets from this – it’s not like they ever deal with end-users. Care to guess?