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  • Anbox Is A New Way To Run Android Apps On A Linux Desktop

    Phoronix: Anbox Is A New Way To Run Android Apps On A Linux Desktop

    While there was the KDE-aligned Shashlik effort for trying to get Android apps running on the Linux desktop, Anbox is a new initiative made public this week by a Canonical developer for running Android programs on the Linux desktop...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...roid-Linux-Box

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    Near as I can tell, Anbox takes an approach that is very similar to how Google runs Android apps on ChromeOS using ARC++. But I would suspect that ARC++ and Anbox probably differ somewhat in how they forward Android surfaces from SurfaceFlinger to the host OS for compositing and user interactions.

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    • #3
      So sad that ubuntu phone was killed, it was even going to support android applications with Anbox, what a waste. I hope the community keeps it alive, that the community stops complaining so much about what canonical does and some time if the future the projects are re-adopted (at least financially) by canonical.

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      • #4
        it doesnt work on arch linux for now

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        • #5
          Very cool. I was hoping Shashlik would come to something but this seems to get better results with less code.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by davidbepo View Post
            it doesnt work on arch linux for now
            It's still pre-alpha. Give it time.

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            • #7
              Snap only for now, flatpak version will need community support to land it soon

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              • #8
                it depends on unity and only runs on ubuntu.

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                • #9
                  arc++ uses chrome, shashlik needs kde, anbox depends on unity...

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                  • #10
                    The holy grail for my linux HTPC is the Netflix android app in a quickstarting, controller supporting android layer.
                    Definitely something better than launching Chromium + widevine from Kodi in kiosk mode. Hopefully, the 720p and 2.0 audio limits are also gone then.

                    In any case, I'm looking forward to an Anbox beta!

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