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BlueStacks releases Mac version of Android emulator

07/02, 8:16am

BlueStacks emulator allows Android apps to be used from Mac desktop

BlueStacks has released a completed version of its BlueStacks for Mac app, allowing for Android apps and games to be played from OS X. Originally launched in 2012 in alpha but only being finalized now, the BlueStacks App Player for Mac emulates the same functionality offered by Android tablets and smartphones, but on the desktop, and without the need for users to own an Android device in the first place.

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BlueStacks offers GamePop Mini as free hardware option to subscribers

06/28, 1:09pm

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.

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ASUS, BlueStacks to bring many Android apps to PCs

06/04, 5:20pm

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.

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BlueStacks' Android on Windows App Player enters beta

03/27, 9:25am

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.

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BlueStacks alpha brings Android apps to Windows 7 PCs

10/11, 11:55am

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.

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BlueStacks code lets Android apps run natively on Windows

05/26, 4:45pm

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.

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