GamePop Mini occupies less space, costs less than standard GamePop
BlueStacks has announced that it will be releasing a second version of its GamePop Android-powered game console, shortly after it ships the original device. The GamePop Mini will have significantly smaller profile than the cube-shaped GamePop, and will be offered to customers at no charge alongside a subscription to its game service.
Popular Android apps coming to Asus PCs worldwide
ASUS has announced a partnership with BlueStacks, maker of "App Player for PC" software, in order to bring Android app capabilities to 30 million ASUS PCs worldwide. The partnership will bring games and social, news, shopping, business, music, and educational apps to touch and non-touch ASUS PCs, including ZenBooks, notebooks, Eee PCs, desktop PCs and all-in-one PCs.
BlueStacks beta supports Angry Birds and more
BlueStacks' App Player was posted as a beta on Tuesday with significant expansion over the earlier alpha. The Android-on-Windows emulator's compatibility is now much wider and will recognize games like Angry Birds Space that would normally talk directly to an ARM chip. OS support is wider as well, expanding from just Windows 7 to either as far back as Windows XP or as recent as the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Android emulator works with Windows now, Mac soon
BlueStacks announced it has released an alpha version of its free app player for Windows 7. The BlueStacks app player allows Android apps to run as fullscreen programs on Windows 7 PCs. There is also a push feature that will sync apps between an Android device and the desktop. Ten apps are preloaded, and up to 26 more apps can be installed with the alpha. The emulator gives Android developers access to a much larger market, and PC users access to the library of Android apps.
BlueStacks runtime puts Android apps onto Windows
A start-up software company called BlueStacks has created an Android runtime environment for Windows that will let users run Android apps alongside Windows programs. BlueStacks has achieved the feat without emulation, which hinders system performance. The native x86 Android runtime is said to be highly responsive.