Anbox Could Be the Android-to-Linux Tool Devs Have Been Waiting For

Anbox Could Be the Android-to-Linux Tool Devs Have Been Waiting For

By David Jones • LinuxInsiderECT News Network

Apr 13, 2017 8:00 AM PT

The ability to run Android apps natively in a Linux desktop environment is a step closer to realization, thanks to
Anbox, a new open source project.

Simon Fels, who is the lead software engineer at Canonical, last week debuted a pre-alpha release of the Anbox platform, which he has been working on independently since 2015.

“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,” Fels wrote in an online post.

There were quite a few problems to solve on the way to a working version, but the project is now at a point where he’s ready to share it with a wider audience, he said.

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