While it’s always been possible to emulate an Android device on a Windows PC, to this point it hasn’t been practical for most users and would best be described as a developer tool. But if you’ve got a PC with an AMD chip inside, you can now emulate individual Android apps, including some popular games like Fruit Ninja. Today, AMD launched the AppZone player, which makes it possible to run native Android apps on a Windows PC. The AppZone player seems to have a good deal of AMD-specific technology baked in, so it won’t run on Intel PCs.
While AMD is a major force behind the AppZone software, much of it comes out of a partnership with BlueStacks, which specializes in translating mobile apps to a desktop paradigm. One of the coolest things about AppZone is it will run Android apps in full screen. It also offers a Cloud Connect service that syncs settings between apps on your Android phone and your PC. If you’re interested in giving it a try, check it out at AMD’s Appzone.