Jun 28 AT 11:56 AM Dima Aryeh 9 Comments

Bluestacks GamePop Mini: subsidized little brother of original GamePop

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The Android console market has exploded after the Kickstarter success of the OUYA. Many companies jumped on the bandwagon, making affordable Android consoles that will play our favorite games. Some have tried to create a better game environment to foster a more home console-like game selection, while others were content in throwing in the Play Store and letting people play their favorite mobile games.

Bluestacks previously announced the Android 4.2 powered GamePop console, a $129 device with a subscription service for its selection of games. This time, they have announced the GamePop Mini. It’s a weaker version of the GamePop, but it will be free with a 12 month contract. This means that you pay nothing up front, but have to pay the $6.99 a month for the service for 12 months before owning the hardware. (That’s a total of $83.88).

However, fear not. You can cancel this contract at any time. You’ll have to give back the console (in working order) and pay a $25 restocking fee. If 12 months have passed, you pay no fee and get to keep the small console.

Bluestacks has a large set of developers lined up to provide games for your subscription, like HalfBrick, Glue and IntelliJoy. And with Looking Glass technology, iOS developers can easily get their games running on the GamePop. If development is easy enough, they could get a good lineup of games going.

However, the GamePop is just another OUYA. It’s an Android console powered by weak mobile hardware, offering mobile games on your large TV. Will it work out for them? We don’t know, and we know a lot of people are against this concept. So tell us, what do you think of having another Android console on the market?

Source: Android Police

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • SGB101

    I signed up for the first one, early sign up got the hardware for free. So if you like the idea, your better off signing up for the original one while it’s on offer. Iirc the offer ends end of June

    • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

      You are correct. The deal ends this Sunday. Here is the website if anyone is interested:

      http://www.gamepop.tv/

      • jaugwyda4545

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        last year. this 5 inch S4 N9500 Android 4.2 Smartphone I have used for one year. during this time, I fell it down many times, and fell into water and other damages. so lucky, it is OK. no any broken. I feel so surprise about the phone’s amazing quality.

        meanwhile, it was €159.99, so cheapest. I can declare it is the lowest price in Spain. I got many praise about the phone. how to express my feelings, very difficult. I take it as my old friend, no matter where I go, I will take it.

        this 5 inch S4 Android 4.2 Smartphone 8MP make me so proud. unprecedented good. perfect!!! good things to share with everyone. of course, I introduce this perfect Chinese shop to you, many Spanish friends buy electrical products here. because it sells the lowest price, best quality, good service, safty delivery. in a word, really good seller.

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  • donger

    Interesting.

  • Jorge Eslava

    That’s a pretty good deal for those interested.

  • cpg716

    How can you say ..”weak mobile hardware”. Bluestacks has yet to release any info on the specs of the original GamePop device..

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      Mobile hardware = weak hardware. For the price, you definitely can’t complain, but it isn’t a powerful x86 processor.

  • Gkj

    Wow It’s Really An Interesting Deal.

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  • thymeless

    The appeal of consoles has always eluded me. They tend to be expensive for what they offer, are quickly obsolete and have poorly priced games. And the latest generation seem to have privacy problems, especially MS and Android consoles.

    Android doesn’t really solve those problems, except they have better pricing. If you can root the console, then you can get around some of the privacy issues.

  1. I signed up for the first one, early sign up got the hardware for free. So if you like the idea, your better off signing up for the original one while it’s on offer. Iirc the offer ends end of June

    • You are correct. The deal ends this Sunday. Here is the website if anyone is interested:

      http://www.gamepop.tv/

      • jaugwyda4545Guest 2 years ago

        Hi, guys, today I will share my online shopping experience here. it is very proud to say that. because I got many good comments about my deeply love smartphone I bought online

        last year. this 5 inch S4 N9500 Android 4.2 Smartphone I have used for one year. during this time, I fell it down many times, and fell into water and other damages. so lucky, it is OK. no any broken. I feel so surprise about the phone’s amazing quality.

        meanwhile, it was €159.99, so cheapest. I can declare it is the lowest price in Spain. I got many praise about the phone. how to express my feelings, very difficult. I take it as my old friend, no matter where I go, I will take it.

        this 5 inch S4 Android 4.2 Smartphone 8MP make me so proud. unprecedented good. perfect!!! good things to share with everyone. of course, I introduce this perfect Chinese shop to you, many Spanish friends buy electrical products here. because it sells the lowest price, best quality, good service, safty delivery. in a word, really good seller.

        especial this €159.99 5 inch S4 N9500 Android 4.1 Smartphone. the cheapest and hottest in Spain. also best-selling products in this shop. through my own experience, guarantee my character, trustworthy, highly recommend it to everyone: http://go4.es/0bNX

  2. That’s a pretty good deal for those interested.

  3. cpg716Guest 2 years ago

    How can you say ..”weak mobile hardware”. Bluestacks has yet to release any info on the specs of the original GamePop device..

  4. GkjGuest 2 years ago

    Wow It’s Really An Interesting Deal.

    Top 5 Android Battery-Saver-Apps @ http://bit.ly/125VJIO

  5. The appeal of consoles has always eluded me. They tend to be expensive for what they offer, are quickly obsolete and have poorly priced games. And the latest generation seem to have privacy problems, especially MS and Android consoles.

    Android doesn’t really solve those problems, except they have better pricing. If you can root the console, then you can get around some of the privacy issues.