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Android apps on Peppermint OS?
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:42:01 am »
Dear all,
Is there a [non-geeky] way to run android based apps on Peppermint 8?
I used to use ARC Welder in Chrome for the purpose but the latter has stopped supporting ARC for non-chrome OS systems.
Thanks for any input.
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Re: Android apps on Peppermint OS?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 03:07:27 am »
Not yet. There is a project called Anbox which will run Android apps inside of their own sandbox, similar to Android apps on Chrome OS. However, that project is in very early alpha development. It won't be ready for mass use for quite some time.

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Re: Android apps on Peppermint OS?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 03:44:24 am »
Thanks for your input, stew1411

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Re: Android apps on Peppermint OS?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2018, 07:31:56 pm »
Not yet. There is a project called Anbox which will run Android apps inside of their own sandbox, similar to Android apps on Chrome OS. However, that project is in very early alpha development. It won't be ready for mass use for quite some time.

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I tried to install anbox and found that it will only install on official ubuntu distributions, said so in the installation attempt. Did install it in Lubuntu 16.04 in an attempt to make video calls in WhatsApp, doesn't work very well, freezes. The makers state that it's extremely buggy and will probably freeze often. You could use Genymotion in a vm, which I tried for the same reason, and it works pretty good except if you want to see the other person's video, you have to buy a subscription with Genymotion.
What was I thinking?

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Re: Android apps on Peppermint OS?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2018, 12:44:37 am »
Not yet. There is a project called Anbox which will run Android apps inside of their own sandbox, similar to Android apps on Chrome OS. However, that project is in very early alpha development. It won't be ready for mass use for quite some time.

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I tried to install anbox and found that it will only install on official ubuntu distributions, said so in the installation attempt. Did install it in Lubuntu 16.04 in an attempt to make video calls in WhatsApp, doesn't work very well, freezes. The makers state that it's extremely buggy and will probably freeze often. You could use Genymotion in a vm, which I tried for the same reason, and it works pretty good except if you want to see the other person's video, you have to buy a subscription with Genymotion.
I also tried to install it. Once it exits alpha they talked about letting it be installed on other systems. But since it's so early in development apps are going to be buggy. I hope they get it figured out. Since it's not emulation it should work in near to real time. And I feel like it would partially solve Linux software gap.

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Re: Android apps on Peppermint OS?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 01:11:45 pm »
We can possibly fool the app to think it's being installed in Ubuntu if uoi'd like to give it a go ?
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Re: Android apps on Peppermint OS?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2018, 01:22:56 pm »
I have an ICE SSB for AirDroid. I use it to link up to my phone to manage messages.
Now that's not the same as say, natively running an Adroid apk. AFAIK emulating/virtualizing is the only way.

Aggressive version checking in a Linux app? That sounds like a program to be avoided imo. Especially considering that the most widely used distributions are just rebranded/rebuilt variants of Ubuntu.
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