BlueStacks Updates with New Multi-App Running Options and More

December 7, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

BlueStacks started off as an Android emulator on PC through funding, back in 2011. Now, it has got many big names attached to its list of investors like Intel, Qualcomm and Samsung.

Moreover, its success is reflected in the hefty account base it packs, which crossed the 100 million mark recently.

And as a thanksgiving, the Android emulator is now having its biggest update ever, bringing new features which even the Android running devices would be missing. Such is its acceptance that it has grown beyond just being a tablet replication in PCs.


Version 2.0 of BlueStacks excels mainly with its multi-tasking interface. Users needn’t have to scroll through the recent app list now to have their apps switched. Instead, everything can now be run on a window which appears like a tabbed web browser.

Each tab will have distinct apps running on it. Be it gaming or messaging, just tap the tab you have got the respective apps running and you could perform multi-tasking just like having it on PCs. It basically means that you needn’t have to pull yourself out of the app to have access to multi-tasking now.

They have also introduced a new Quick Toolbar option to keep users within the app even while performing other actions like setting location, shaking screen, volume adjustments and screenshot snapping. All these actions along with the rest can now be accessed from a toolbar that will be always present on the left of App Player.

There are also many fixes added to the new version which optimizes the performance of various apps, including the top ones like Google Chrome, Angry Birds etc.

Although with the original version compatible also with Mac OS, BlueStacks 2 is currently supported only on the  Windows platform.

Currently, there are over 1 billion Android apps available for BlueStacks, which comprises to 96% of the apps available in Google Play.


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