Snaps on Android? What does that mean for Ubports?
@Stefano Wow that opens up a whole lot of options
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Wow, that's great news!
Does this mean that Ubuntu Core images could be relatively easily delivered to devices that support Halium? Could it potentially allow Ubuntu Touch to be moved onto Ubuntu Core as Canonical planned before they ditched it?
In my opinion Ubuntu Core based system and snaps as a primary app distribution format for 16.04 or later at some point could be now discussed again, as it is definitely an argument worth evaluating.
What's more, Ubuntu Core is going be treated with new series bianually (http://ubuntudesign.github.io/docs-demo/snappy-dev/ubuntu_core_desktop/), thus by the time Ubports is moved to 16.04 (as I guess there are still pretty much a few months to go) there will be Ubuntu Core series 18 at least in tests. Wouldn't moving onto Core unload quite a big chunk of work and code maintainance from Ubports then?
By the way, to be not misleaded by the thread title: it's not that you will be able to install snap applications on your Android phone at some point - it's rather that Ubuntu Core will be able to be booted in a similar way to Android, thus potentially simplyfying delivery of Ubuntu Core image for a device that runs Android out of the box.