BlueStacks has amassed a good amount of fame and popularity by letting the users of Windows PCs access the treasure-trove of Android apps right on their computers. Now, the company has released the BlueStacks Beta for OS X, allowing Mac users to access all Android apps without owning any Android devices.
The new beta release from BlueStacks lets Mac users enjoy a huge repository of Android apps from the Google Play Store. The earlier version of BlueStacks, the one meant for Windows users, has already been installed on more than five million Windows machines. We do hope that the new version will pick up a similar traction in the Mac ecosystem.
BlueStacks makes use of the concept of virtualization to create a virtual Android environment. This way, when a user tries to access and run an Android app, the virtual environment poses no problems and the user is able to use the app without any hassles.
One would think that since BlueStacks itself is essentially a virtualization suite, the performance of an Android app on the suite may not be optimal. However, if you run BlueStacks beta for OS X on your Mac and try to run an Android apps, it works perfectly well. In fact, even the apps that are optimized for touch-screen devices are able to fare quite well on a Mac.
So if you wish to access any of the 750000+ apps available for Android devices, head straight to the official BlueStacks website and download the OS X beta right away.
Courtesy: Redmond Pie
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