SAN FRANCISCO--(BlueStacks emerged from stealth mode today (see separate release) to announce it is working with Citrix to provide a comprehensive solution for enterprises developing Android applications. Featured by Citrix CEO Mark Templeton in his keynote today at Citrix Synergy, BlueStacks will allow users to seamlessly run Android applications on their x86-based Windows devices, while giving PC manufacturers the chance to align with the growing consumer demand for Android-based mobile enterprise applications. Combined with BlueStacks, Citrix Receiver serves as the connection for users to access the AppStore for the enterprise. BlueStacks is a Receiver plug-in, enabling self-service and push functionality for Android applications.)--Citrix Synergy 2011, demo pod 1--
“Citrix is a trusted enterprise provider with technological prowess and market traction, and Citrix Receiver is the perfect option that will enable BlueStacks to deliver a comprehensive mobile solution to PC manufacturers, enterprises and users alike.”
The proliferation of devices entering the workplace creates new requirements for the enterprise. Employees want fast, simple and on-demand access to corporate resources from any device that they choose—whether a PC, Mac , laptop, netbook, tablet or smartphone. IT, however, needs a secure and scalable infrastructure that can manage the variety of user devices.
BlueStacks will address this need by enabling PC manufacturers to ride the momentum behind the Android ecosystem by enabling Android applications to be run on x86-based tablets, netbooks, notebooks or all-in-one (AIO) computers with a Windows operating system. Citrix Receiver for Windows and Mac provides a universal software client that runs on laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones turning any device into a powerful business tool to access virtual desktops and Windows, web and SaaS applications. IT can rapidly deliver a secure and seamless high-performance experience with access to the business services that users need to most productively complete any task.
“Citrix Receiver allows end users to have a choice of device and access to any enterprise application," said Sumit Dhawan, VP and general manager, Citrix Receiver and end user experience, Citrix. ”With BlueStacks enterprises can deliver any Android application to any device, enabling IT to embrace consumerization and make their employees more productive."
“BlueStacks is aimed at addressing a market need that is only going to grow as the adoption of Android devices increases,” said Rosen Sharma, founder and CEO of BlueStacks. “Citrix is a trusted enterprise provider with technological prowess and market traction, and Citrix Receiver is the perfect option that will enable BlueStacks to deliver a comprehensive mobile solution to PC manufacturers, enterprises and users alike.”
BlueStacks integrated with Citrix Receiver will be available in beta in Q3 2011.
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BlueStacks enables Android applications to run on Windows machines. The application can appear either as an icon on the Windows desktop, or with a full Android environment. BlueStacks technology can be integrated into offerings for both the consumer and commercial (enterprise) market segments. Incorporated in March 2008 by leaders in Microsoft Windows, mobility and Android development, BlueStacks is privately held and headquartered in Silicon Valley with global offices in India and Japan. For more information, visit www.bluestacks.com.