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After being stuck in alpha and beta testing for a number of years starting way back in 2012, the BlueStacks Android emulator for Mac has finally arrived. Already a popular destination for Windows users that want to bring their Android apps to the big screen, BlueStacks has finally released the Mac version bringing the world of Android to OS X users everywhere.
The BlueStacks App Player not only brings your mobile apps to Mac, but has done so with quite an impressive level of integration. The free app can bring just about any app based on x86, ARM or Android TV technologies to the Mac with mobile-to-desktop syncing and content sharing just like they do on native devices. It comes with full keyboard and mouse support as well as hand gestures like pinch and zoom on the trackpad.
BlueStacks will also leverage built-in Retina displays, mics, cameras and graphics support directly from OS X. Another nice touch here is that Mac users will be able to scoop apps directly from Google Play, just as though they were on an Android device.
According to the company, BlueStacks already has 90 million Windows users, a number that could very well rise as Mac users get a hold of it. While its unclear how many Apple-heads are all that interested in the Google Play offerings, there are likely some without Android devices that will enjoy browsing through the millions of Android apps on tap. You can dowload the free app here.