Is there a way to run Android apps?
pretty much the title... I´d like to run a few Android only apps - is there a way to do this in the UT stable release? Or do I need to install Dev or Edge for this feature?
There is an emulator called Anbox to run Android apps on a linux OS. You can find instructions about how to set it up on Ubuntu Touch in the documentation.
However, note that:
- It is very alpha, can lead to crashes and is not a officially supported feature (yet)
- It is slow, as it has to emulate an Android system, so it's pretty heavy
- It doesn't have access to your local files, contacts, etc (no bridge between Ubuntu Touch and the emulated Android)
- It requires a patched kernel, which is only available to some devices.
Ok, thanks for reply!
I think there will be no Android for my, on my Nexus 7 flo, then
Maybe I have to find a way to dual boot or something, hmmmmmmmmmm
There is a quite lengthy topic about Anbox on UT: https://forums.ubports.com/post/12443
And if you search for "anbox" in topic titles you'll find a few more with focus on specific aspects of anbox.