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Android apps in Linux Mint

Post by Mercuzio » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:35 am

Ciao. I'd like to know if it's possible to tun Android apps in Linux. Are other distributions meant to this goal ? Should I install other software ?

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Re: Android apps in Linux Mint

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Re: Android apps in Linux Mint

Post by Mercuzio » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:43 am

gm10 wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:39 am
https://anbox.io/
Wow ! Great

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Re: Android apps in Linux Mint

Post by sgtor » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:49 am

I know ubuntu was supposed to have that in the most recent release(18.xx I think) but ended up not having it but now it's supposed to be in the next release.

Until then one way to try is a chrome app call arc welder. You need to get your hands on the actual APK file then install it to arc welder. You can try it but the few apps I tried it with didn't work.
Basically what I'm saying is you need to install chrome or chromium then install the Arc welder app within chrome then install the APK file within arc welder.

There are also android emulators but I haven't tried any of those yet so I can't advise.

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Re: Android apps in Linux Mint

Post by catweazel » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:58 am

sgtor wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:49 am
Until then one way to try is...
... install the snap version, or the PPA version.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:morphis/anbox-support
sudo apt-get update
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Re: Android apps in Linux Mint

Post by sgtor » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:56 am

catweazel wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:58 am
sgtor wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:49 am
Until then one way to try is...
... install the snap version, or the PPA version.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:morphis/anbox-support
sudo apt-get update
Yeah I'll probably try anbox. I've been meaning to get around to looking into the emulators for Linux but other things I wanted to try with Linux were taking precedence. Now I know about anbox so it makes it easy. :)

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Re: Android apps in Linux Mint

Post by smurphos » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:15 am

android_x86 installed in Virtualbox is another option.

http://www.android-x86.org

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Re: Android apps in Linux Mint

Post by jimallyn » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:41 pm

I have installed several Android apps with this method:

https://www.linux.com/learn/installing- ... nux-archon


I see I have also bookmarked this page, so I might have taken some advice from there, too:

https://www.maketecheasier.com/running- ... -on-linux/


It's been months since I've messed with this, so if I wanted to install another Android app, I'd have to figure it out all over again.
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Re: Android apps in Linux Mint

Post by phd21 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:50 pm

Hi Mercuzio,

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

How to install and run Android Apps (APKs) on Linux with Shashlik
https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/how ... -shashlik/

How to Run Android Apps and Games on Linux
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/run-andro ... mes-linux/

3 Ways to Emulate Android Apps on Linux
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/emulate-a ... pps-linux/


Hope this helps ...
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