Months ago, in June, I reported on an intriguing project with vast potential that had finally made its way to the Mac in the form of an Alpha applications. The name of the project? BlueStacks. Initially promising to bring Android apps to Windows and OS X, the alpha iteration of the application was incredibly limited: supporting only about 15 Android titles on the Mac.
Today, as noted by VentureBeat, the seemingly useless BlueStacks Alpha application for OS X has moved into beta stages, effectively granting access to all 750,000+ apps found on the Android platform.
Furthermore, TechCrunch reports that BlueStacks has surpassed a total of five million organic installations and downloads for both OS X and Windows and has reached a rather impressive agreement with Asus to officially distribute BlueStacks to the company’s computers.
The fact that BlueStacks now enables Android apps to properly function on both OS X and Windows-based personal computers could help sway developers to put more emphasis on developing for Android and make the platform a priority over iOS.
If you’re interested in testing the application on your computer, both beta versions of the BlueStacks App Player can be found on their official website. Stay tuned for additional coverage on BlueStacks and any future developments regarding the post-PC crossover application.