The Verge discusses AMD being a supporter of Android on the PC. AMD has long worked with Bluestacks to run Android apps in Windows, but AMD will integrated an ARM chip into an upcoming design which is their secret weapon.
But according to BlueStacks CEO Rosen Sharma, AMD has a secret weapon that could make its combined Android and Windows devices more efficient. AMD's latest processors will include an ARM chip inside — the same CPU architecture that Android apps normally use. While earlier downloadable versions of BlueStacks would run Android apps on Windows by virtualizing their ARM code to run on x86 processors, the version that will ship with some new AMD computers could run code natively on the ARM components. "AMD is in a very unique position that they can do hybrid designs which are x86 and ARM, which I think unlocks the space completely and puts them in a leadership position," Sharma says.