Android apps to run in UT?
je pense que l'on ne devrait pas penser qu'a soi, je m'explique si je m'écoute. Je veux ceci mais pas celà??????? UT doit être riche en application pour qu'il dure. La plupare des personnes qui ont un téléphonet, c'est qu'il soit complémentaire de notre pc .
Le fait d'avoir un UT avec des applicationt,s Android apporte à UT une plus vallue et c'est Plutôt positif. Libre à chacun de les installer et puis si l'on veux la tranquillité alors revenez sur notre bon Nokia 3310 il fait téléphone et SMS
I think that one should not think that to itself, I explain to myself if I listen. I want this but not that ??????? UT must be rich in application for it to last. The plupare of people who have a phone is that it is complementary to our pc.
Having a UT with Android apps brings UT a more valley and it's pretty positive. Free of all installed and then if one wants the tranquility then come back on our good Nokia 3310 it does phone and SMS
Internet browser hardly compares to this. Anyone can make browser and no problems with that, but when it comes to closed proprietary software people are using and software company has no interest to make app for UT so you have to do what you must like it was with wine.
It has everything to compare it to. Maybe you're too young to remember it, but everybody was grabbed by Internet Explorer and ActiveX.
No, it wasn't an easy task to convince people that another way to do things were possible. But they did it.
And yes, people thought they can't live without ActiveX the same way some people think there's no life outside some walled gardens.
No, i member well the rise of internet, and i used Netscape, IE and Opera and Firefox when they came around.
I never encountered ActiveX elsewhere except IP surveillance cameras and one ActiveX one was bought just last year. Don't remember anything else needing that.
Anyways there is shitload of great useful apps that we will never see UT native version and is pretty much impossible to remake or replace.
From todays blog entry:
What’s happening with Anbox?
We definitely want Android App compatibility, but it is not our highest priority for the moment. Since there’s so much to be done, it will also probably not land for 15.04, but we’re looking forward to playing around with it on the soon-to-come 16.04 images. It is important to point out here, that we still need top push for native apps. Anbox will just be a way of getting crucial android apps that don’t exist on Ubuntu Touch otherwise to run, similar to Wine on the Linux Desktop. The experience will probably not be the same, but it will help eliminate the immediate need. Apps like WhatsApp, Snapchat or Netflix will probably not be ported to Ubuntu Touch, so it makes sense to run them in Anbox if it’s possible.
Why is Anbox needed? Can’t you just use Dalvik from the Android container?
It’s not that simple. This would require us to build compatibility with the Mir display server and all of the userland, it doesn’t work like that.
Also, we don’t want to be android! We want Ubuntu Touch to be a GNU/Linux distribution for mobile devices, the Android container is just the way for us to get hardware access and we don’t want features to depend on it.
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@vondes, I hope not.
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In my opinion,
the community must grow up if we want ubuntu touch stay alive.
Run android app's on touch device = more potential users.
More users = more funds, more idea for touch, more app's developper.
If the ubuntu phone was be able to run the android app's when they was sold, Many people in my entourage would have let themselves be convinced and would currently be under ubuntu touch.
Run android app's on touch device = more potential users.
No, not really. We need to develop a solid and coherent OS. With more privacy and freedom than any other phone. That's our best sales argument.
If someone wants to run android apps, he or she has android phones for that. If they want more privacy they'll get a LineageOS phone.
Has your "entourage" android phones or LineageOS ones? I bet they have the former. If you try to convince that kind of user they'll be always complaining because they don't have the whole android experience.
Je pense que UT est un logiciel libre et c'est justement sa liberté qui en fait un OS formidable et le fait de pouvoir installer tout Applications même venu d'autre OS est un signe fort pour UT qui se démarquera des autres. Il sera tellement populaire car il n'y a pas de publicité qu'en on ouvre une application qu'il en est agréable. Et le fait de pouvoir ouvrir des applications Androïde ne gêne en rien au choix du propriétaire de les installer ou pas.
I think UT is free software and it's precisely its freedom that makes it a great OS and being able to install any applications even from other OS is a strong sign for UT that will stand out from others. It will be so popular because there is no advertising that when one opens an application it is nice. And the fact of being able to open Android applications does not hinder the choice of the owner to install them or not.
It looks like andbox could be a good solution to everybody. I don't think (and technically must be impossible) it would be necessary to run Android apps natively, but having them run in a container like andbox could be fine in most of the cases. In my case it would be good to run some apps provided by my municipality or other entities, I don't think they will never release a native app for UT, and they will not release access to their databases to write such an app ourselves.
Everything that could be developed as a native app for UT should be developed, of course.
It looks like andbox could be a good solution to everybody.
If somebody wants to work on it, more power to them (it won't be me). Please make sure it's an optional part, so I can leave it out of my own phone. If it was decided to make the Android part mandatory for core functions (texting, phone calls, camera, etc.) I would become much less interested in this OS.
@vandys Of course andbox never can be come a mandatory part of the system, it is just a sandbox, if it ever works, to run non-native applications. Like Wine in Linux, it you need an Android app for your job and you can run it in andbox you may carry a UT phone around, otherwise maybe you can't, unless you run around with two phones. But I would never advocate to make apk executable files native in UT.