Ice Cream Sandwich. While still way behind the curve, it’s a massive leap forward at the same time.
OUYA, but there is also the GameStick, GamePop, GamePop Mini and others. Th GamePop is from BlueStacks, the same company that has been allowing users to run Android apps on a Mac or Windows computer. That aside, it looks like the folks at BlueStacks have recently announced five new developer partners.
BlueStacks announced the GamePop console back in early-May and while we have yet to see that model make its way in the hands of the public, it looks like a second model has been unveiled. This new model is the GamePop Mini and BlueStacks will have it available for free. Well, free for those who are willing to pay for an annual subscription (at $7 per month).
BlueStacks has announced a new feature for the GamePop game system. The GamePop console was announced a short while back and was immediately thought of as a competitor to other Android game consoles such as the OUYA and GameStick. Of course, in addition to this new feature, the GamePop already had a unique selling point in that it is a subscription based service. Anyway, this latest GamePop announcement is game related and about how it will be able to play iOS games.
BlueStacks announced the GamePop console earlier in the month and opened up pre-orders immediately. More to the point, BlueStacks were giving a console and controller for free if you signed up for a year long subscription. The subscription is priced at $6.99 per month and includes access to (at present) more than 500 games. The one catch with that offer is how you have to pay -- for the full year up front.
BlueStacks, the company currently known to offer users the ability to run Android apps on a Windows or Mac computer will soon be entering the hardware space. Not to mention, will soon be competing with the likes of OUYA and GameStick. As of this morning, BlueStacks has announced the GamePop game console, which will launch with subscription based pricing.
BlueStacks has been offering Windows users the ability to run Android apps for some time now. In fact, they launched in beta way back in March of last year. Of course, since that point we have seen numerous improvements. Not the least of which is additional apps. When they first launched on Windows, the apps were rather limited and now they are touting more than 750,000. And on that note, Bluestacks has recently been optimized for Windows 8 tablets including the Microsoft Surface Pro.