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Now run any Android App on your Linux PC/laptop using this tool

Running Android Apps on any Linux distro run PC/laptop is now possible with Anbox

UBports’ Marius Gripsgård has announced the availability of a new project titled Anbox – which will allow its users to run Android applications on top of their current Linux Distros.

Work in Progress

Anbox is described by its creator as a container based approach to boot a fully functional Android OS on top of a Linux Distro. Right now though, it is limited to Ubuntu. The project utilizes Linux Containers technology to achieve this. Alongside this, it also promises an integration of every Android app into the existing desktop environment of your Linux distro. Thus making them seem like any other application. Additionally, Linux namespaces are used to isolate the Android operating system from the host.

“Back in 2015 I started working on a prototype of what I call Anbox today. It was born out of the idea of putting Android into a simple container based on LXC and bridging relevant parts over to the host operating system while not allowing any access to real hardware or user data,” said Simon Fels in the
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