Anbox

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Anbox
Anbox logo.png
Wikipedia application for Android running on Anbox
Wikipedia application for Android running on Anbox
Original author(s) Marius Gripsgard, Ricardo Mendoza, Simon Fels, Thomas Voß
Developer(s) Anbox authors
(4)
Initial release 11 April 2017; 14 months ago (2017-04-11)
Repository github.com/anbox/anbox
Operating system Linux
Platform x86-64, ARM
Type Compatibility layer
License GNU GPL v3[1]

Anbox is a free and open-source compatibility layer that aims to allow mobile applications and mobile games developed for Android to run on GNU/Linux distributions.

It executes the Android runtime environment by using LXC (Linux Containers), recreating the directory structure of Android as a mountable loop image, whilst using the native Linux kernel to execute applications.

See also[edit]

  • WINE - A Windows compatibility layer for UNIX-based systems.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "anbox/anbox". GitHub. 

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