While many consumers in the smartphone market are looking at new devices running Android Oreo or hoping their existing devices get an update to the latest version of the Android operating system, there is a group that is looking for Android Nougat support. Those users are those who want to run an Android compatible gaming platform on their desktop. To do that, many turn to BlueStacks and their BlueStacks App Player. On Friday, BlueStacks announced the release of the beta version of their platform running Android Nougat.
According to Cathy Yang, Director of Product Management:
“Our mission is to make mobile games feel native on a player’s computer. Running the game is the least we want to do. In reality, we want players to forget that they are playing a mobile game and instead feel that it is another extension of their PC gaming library.”
Along with making the Android Nougat operating system available, BlueStacks also released a “major upgrade” to their HyperG Graphics System. Yang says the combination of the HyperG upgrade with Android Nougat means games can run at higher frame rates while consuming less resources. This results in crisper, cleaner graphics. According to some of their own benchmarking data, some higher end games are seeing 25-30% faster framerates and 15-20% improvements in processor usage.
The new beta version of the BlueStacks App Player with support for Android Nougat is now available at the BlueStacks web site along with BlueStacks 3, the current stable version of the app platform.