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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
Initial release11 April 2017; 2 years ago (2017-04-11)
Operating systemLinux
Platformx86-64, ARM
TypeCompatibility layer
LicenseGNU 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]


  1. ^ "anbox/anbox". GitHub.
  2. ^ "Running Android next to Wayland".

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