Shashlik: A New Way To Run Android Apps On Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 16 July 2015 at 03:03 PM EDT. 34 Comments
Shashlik is an "Android Simulated Environment" to serve as a launcher for running Android applications on a conventional GNU/Linux distribution.

Shashlik will be presented later this month at KDE's Akademy 2015 conference as a new way for running Android applications on "real" Linux.

The talk abstract by Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen reads, "Shashlik, a collection of Android systems and frameworks as minimal as possible, built to run on a standard, modern linux system, using as much of the standard system as possible, and created to be Free/Libre from its inception. Shashlik is built to integrate into your existing system, whether it be a desktop, laptop, tablet or even a plasma based phone or television. While it is, as with such things, never completed, this presentation marks the first public release that you can grab yourself and play with, and you will see applications running through Shashlik on an entirely normal Plasma desktop."

Talk details are here. The initial Shashlik code can be found on GitHub.
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