December 27, 2012
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Bluestacks

Own a Mac but craving for the ability to use Android apps? The Android app player Bluestacks has been out in alpha stages for a while now, but has now reached beta. This means more apps and overall better stability.

The latest version of the software says it can run more than 750,000 Android apps, instead of the few random apps found in the alpha version. Best of all, there should be a lot less issues with crashing and other problems.

For those not familiar with Bluestacks, it basically works as a virtual Android component inside of OS X. The program has been around for Windows users for a quite a while now and has even seen vendor-specific versions such as “AMD AppZone” and “Asus @Vibe”.

This isn’t a perfect software solution, but it is a good way to play around with some of your favorite Android apps from your PC or Mac computer.

Running on a Mac might seem sort of ironic considering Android’s biggest competitor is Apple’s iOS, but there are many consumers out there that have mixed Apple/Android/Windows ecosystems that would find this sort of thing useful.

Have you tested out BlueStacks for OS X or even another platform like Windows? If so, what do you think of it?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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