Items tagged with BlueStacks

BlueStacks, maker of the GamePop console, offers users the ability to play Android and iOS games on their TVs for a $6.99 per month subscription fee. They’ve been running a promotion where you can get the console and its included gamepad (you can also control games with your mobile device) for free with a subscription, but that ends in a few days. After that, you’ll have to pay $129.99 for the console and controller. However, BlueStacks is trying something to keep subscribers who otherwise aren’t too keen on dropping that kind of cash on an Android/iOS console: The company has... Read more...
Low cost game consoles capable of running Android apps will soon be jockeying for position next to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in your living room, but which, if any, will emerge as the fan favorite? It's too early to tell, though BlueStacks has a few tricks up its sleeve that could give its GamePop console an advantage over the competition. The newest revelation about the GamePop system is that in addition to Android apps, it will also be capable of running iOS titles. Company CEO Rosen Sharma told AllThingsD that GamePop will use a virtualization process called LookingGlass to pull off the... Read more...
Emulation tools have been around nearly as long as modern-day operating systems and user interfaces. For years, users have been trying to figure out ways to run Program X on Operating System Y. Boot Camp, Parallels, you name it. Bluestacks has been a name thrown around all the more frequently in the emulation realm, and earlier this year, they launched a program that would let Windows users run Android apps right on their laptop or desktop. Now, however, that same luxury is being passed along to avid Mac users. While a version of the software was previously available in Alpha form, a new Beta has... Read more...
Android on OS X? Can it be? It can, now. BlueStacks is known for taking software to places it can't usually go, and its newest release continues that trend. The company has just opened up the Apple ecosystem to Android developers in a major way. There's now a Mac version of its "App Player," which brings 400k Android apps to Macs for the first time. It's launching at the Google I/O event in San Francisco, and the initial release features several apps from the company's developer partners, such as HandyGames, Creative Mobile and Pulse, with the next release scheduled to expand things even more.... Read more...
What if you could run an Android app on your Windows PC? Seems far-fetched, but it's not. BlueStacks has today announced the alpha version of BlueStacks App Player for Windows PC, a free software download that allows users to quickly run their favorite Android apps on any Windows PC, tablet or laptop. In addition, the apps can be run full screen. The BlueStacks App Player now gives users one-click access to their favorite Android apps right on their Windows PC, and for application developers in the Android ecosystem, the BlueStacks App Player opens up a market of over a billion PC users. BlueStacks... Read more...
Start-up BlueStacks has emerged from stealth mode to wow the world with software that lets Windows PCs dual boot with Android. The Campbell, Calif. company was thrown into the spotlight this week when Citrix announced during its Synergy 2011 user conference that it would be embedding BlueStacks into its desktop virtualization software, Citrix Receiver. A beta version of the BlueStacks feature is slated to be available with Receiver around the third quarter. But that's merely the news that gained BlueStacks instant celebrity status. Users will also soon be able to get BlueStacks on other devices.... Read more...