BlueStacks Android Player comes to Mac in a “marriage” of convenience

Daniel Bader

June 28, 2012 3:40 pm


Conferences are funny things: you can stumble onto the most earnest product launch or, in my case yesterday, the strangest of faux marriages, all in the name of brand recognition. Across the street from Moscone West in San Francisco was a tent erected in white — a tasteful, elegant white sheet — that advertised the “marriage” of Android and Mac. Curious, I ambled into the event, was served champagne and hors d’oeuvres and witnessed a wedding ceremony between a woman (Mac) and a Droid. It was pretty amazing (and that photo above is real).

All this was to promote BlueStacks Android Player for Mac. It’s essentially the same software as on the PC (which is now Windows 8-c0mpatible), but it works on OS X. While still in Alpha and limited to only 17 Android apps, BlueStacks wants Mac users to try out the software to get a sense for the performance and compatibility. Current apps available include Words With Friends, Pulse Reader, Twitter and Facebook.

If you want to try out Android virtualization on your OS X machine, head on over to BlueStacks to try out the alpha.

  • Azzo

    Oh, that’s just the best outfit for a wedding !

  • Bobby Bill

    Mac looks hot.

  • vn33

    They Tango all night long, and have a a kid who looks like a Mango !!

  • OgtheDim

    Nice dress.

    But the bridesmaids ones……….shudder.

  • Zeake

    Yea yeah Android, tap that piece of a$$ TONIGHT!!!

  • Smitty

    That’s gonna be one messy divorce.