June 7, 2013

Bluestacks' Android-Powered Gamepop TV Console to Run iOS Games

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Bluestacks has brought Android apps to PCs and Macs. And its upcoming Gamepop console will bring Android games to the TV. But none of this is unique — there are others who have tried similar things, most notably Ouya's Android-powered gaming console. However, Bluestacks has a radically more ambitious plan, today announcing that its Android-powered console will be able to run iOS games as well thanks to Looking Glass, a piece of software that mimics Apple’s iOS APIs.

The company has already lined up some relatively large iOS and Android developers to support its console, including Subatomic studios (the maker of the iOS hit Fieldrunners), Glu, Halfbrick, Jawfish Games, and Gameloft. Altogether, the company is promising a collection...

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