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http://bluestacks-app-player-mac.en.softonic.com/mac/download

I read there's possibility of running bluestack layer (see url above) on
OS-X to be able to run Whatsapp or Android apps.

Anyone tried Bluestack before & how to install/configure it (it's a
.pkg file that's downloaded).

What other good/popular Android apps you've tried running on
Mac OS X using bluestack ?

How do I go about doing this, step by step pls as I just got
a Macbook for my kid last weekend.


Any other better way to run Whatsapp on OS X mountain lion?
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I've actually tried using Bluestacks on a computer! It is fairly simple to use. You can do a lot with it, even download apps that are not provided (although it is a bit complex)

As previously stated, there is a certain limit to how many apps they have. You can bypass this by trying to get a browser open within Bluestacks (like going to Facebook and opening a link, or clicking an ad, etc.) and going to Google, or Duckduckgo and finding Whatsapp apk, and installing it. I know that works (for the few I've tried) and it works really nicely.

As for instructions, simply download the pkg, open it, next, next, etc. password. Once it's done installing, you should have a folder on your dock, called android apps. Click on that, then all apps, and it will come with the Bluestacks player, and there you go!

It may take a while to load, it's normal. ( no more than 5 minutes though)

Lastly, to answer your question as to any other better ways, I'm simply not sure. I havn't tried this my self, but it does seem like a very plausible solution. Downloading Virtualbox

https://www.virtualbox.org/

And downloading the image for ICS

http://www.vmlite.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=69:vmlite-android&catid=21:vmlite-workstation&Itemid=178

And setting it up like that.

One last thing, Bluestack does have a small annoying trait to boot up on start, but run in the background, and take up a fair bit of RAM. Just FYI.

Good luck! And let us know if you need anything.
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