Anbox Lets You Run Android Apps on the Linux Desktop
Anbox puts the Android operating system into a container, abstracts hardware access and integrates core system services into a GNU/Linux system. Every Android application will be integrated with your operating system like any other native application.
To achieve our goal we use standard Linux technologies like containers (LXC) to separate the Android operating system from the host. Any Android version is suitable for this approach and we try to keep up with the latest available version from the Android Open Source Project.
Installing Anbox on a regular Linux system isn’t hard when you already have the ability to install snaps. Packaging anbox within a snap makes it really easy for us to put all necessary bits together and ship it to you!
If your system doesn’t support snaps, then we currently don’t have an easy way for you to install Anbox. However, this might change in the near future.
Installing Anbox is pretty easy as we provide an installer which will install all necessary things on your system. Please be aware that the installer requires root privileges on your systems as it has to install things like additional kernel modules via DKMS. You can have a look at the installer script here.
WARNING: Before you go ahead and install Anbox on your system, please keep in mind that Anbox currently is ALPHA level software. Not every feature is supposed to work or work well yet. You will find bugs, you will see crashes and unexpected problems. When you do so, please report a bug here.
When you’re ready to install Anbox on your system everything you need is the following command line. The installer will tell you about everything it is doing and will prompt for any further necessary input from your side:
Install in Ubuntu 16.04
snap install --classic anbox-installer && anbox-installer
You can install Anbox with just one command in Ubuntu 16.04.