June 28, 2012 3:40pm
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.