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.
BlueStacks App Player has been available for Mac users, though, up until this point the app was an alpha release and the amount of available apps was rather limited. And for those not familiar with the BlueStacks App Player, this will allow Mac users to run Android apps on their OS X computer. This setup is also available for Windows users and some may be familiar with this setup under the ASUS@Vibe or AMD AppZone Player branding.
BlueStacks has been offering it for a while, but AMD announced today that they're joining in on the fun. The company revealed a partnership with BlueStacks and introduced the AppZone Player. It uses a specially-optimized version of the BlueStack software that's modified to run on AMD Radeon graphics and APU processors.
BlueStacks? If you're reading this on a Windows PC, you really should - it's an impressively simple way to get Android apps onto your full-sized computer, and ever since the software's beta update, it's only gotten better. BlueStacks' success has not gone unnoticed: TechCrunch reports are surfacing that chip maker Qualcomm (you know, the Snapdragon people) has invested in the company after an unusually strong showing this month. The amount of dollars changing hands isn't clear, but sources say it's in the millions.
Bluetstacks Android app player is already a pretty cool little service: after its recent upgrade to Beta status, it can handle just about any Android app on a Windows PC. The beta can sync apps from your Android phone or tablet, or download them directly from third-party apps stores, but like Steve Austin, it can be so much more. Like any Android "device", if you want to make it better, stronger, faster, then you've got to root that sucker. XDA member xRepinsSporx did just that, and he's kindly showed the world how to follow suit. And yes, you can install the Google Play Store.
BlueStacks, a comprehensive piece of Windows software that allowed Android apps to be downloaded and installed on standard PCs. The program has graduated from alpha and entered its first beta - download it from their website now. (Sorry Mac users - they're working on it.) The update brings a host of new features, better performance and integration - if you were turned off by a low featureset before, you'll definetely want to check it out now.
BlueStacks, the makers of the popular proprietary Windows software that runs Android apps, have put together the amalgamated Android man. It's a statistical view of the Android userbase, or at least the male portion, in a fancy infographic posted to their main site. The source of their information isn't revealed, but the presentation is interesting enough in its own right.