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Console dev BlueStacks promises ability to run iOS apps via emulation
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Jun 7, 2013, 04:04 PM
 
BlueStacks, the developer of the GamePop game console, says its hardware will be able to run iOS apps without using Apple code. The console reportedly uses a virtualization scheme known as "LookingGlass," allowing iOS games to run with few if any changes. BlueStacks CEO Rosen Sharma says he's not sure how Apple will react; iOS is a closed operating system, and iOS titles normally have to be distributed through the App Store.

Like the Ouya, the GamePop is designed to push mobile games to a TV. Most games on the console will likely be Android titles, since Android is an open-source OS and has fewer restrictions on app distribution. Access to the GamePop and its library will cost $7 per month when the console launches later this year.
     
   
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