BLUESTACKS V2 NEW UPDATED VERSION | 286.61 MB
BlueStacks is known for bringing Android applications to PCs, but until today, you could only use one of those apps at a time on the desktop. That changes today with what BlueStacks is calling its "biggest update ever."
The biggest addition to BlueStacks 2 is multitasking support. Previously, apps would take up the entire PC screen, much like they do on a smartphone. Now, you can run more than one at a time.
"App Player now acts more akin to a Browser interface, allowing users to play multiple apps at once," BlueStacks said in a blog post. "Keep your messenger running in a tab while you take a stab at new games. Play an app while another is downloading ... the possibilities for use are endless."
A new Toolbar on the left side, meanwhile, lets you set location, shake the screen, adjust volume, and snap screenshots without leaving the App Player.
This update also comes with new optimizations for some of the users' most-requested apps, including Angry Birds, Google Chrome, MLB Perfect Inning, Snapchat, and Temple Run 2.
"Reaching 100 million users, with over 1 billion apps consumed monthly on our platform has made us realize how incredibly lucky we are to touch so many lives," the company wrote.
As a thank you, the company will introduce a new section that highlights the platform's best apps. "Our goal is to embrace our community's diversity and keep you updated on the world of BlueStacks," the blog said.
BlueStacks 2 is available now for Windows; a Mac version should be available in the future, according to Android Authority.