Asus is partnering with Android virtualization company BlueStacks to give users of its asus@vibe storefront six months of free access to the Android-on-Windows App Player software. It’s currently still in beta, but App Player will be moving to a paid model shortly, and Asus users will get half a year to decide if it's worth paying for before they have to fork out any money.
According to CNET, the six-month demo will include access to hundreds of thousands of Android apps for free. But while App Player will continue to work past the six month limit, users will only be able to access "50 or so" apps unless they cough up a subscription fee. It’s hard to know how useful it will be to have Android apps on a Windows computer, but if you own an Asus you’ll be able to check for yourself beginning tomorrow (June 4th). Asus’s first Windows devices with BlueStacks pre-installed are said to be coming in September, which means we might see it on the company’s rumored swiveling ultrabook. We'll be sure to let you know if we hear anything at the company's press conference later this afternoon.