Anbox is a container-based approach to boot a full Android system on a regular GNU/Linux system (by anbox)

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anbox reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of anbox. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-02.
  • Android tablets and Chromebooks are on another crash course – will it be different this time?
    2 projects | | 2 Jan 2023
    last commit was in september, seems like development has stalled. Let's pretend I said waydroid then.
  • Would you use/try snaps if it has open source backend?
    6 projects | | 12 Dec 2022
    Anbox - Android emulation (although AFAIU they're mostly a dead project now in favor of Waydroid... Although IIRC, Anbox does not require Wayland)
  • Patching x86 Android apps to run on x86 Linux?
    4 projects | | 28 Nov 2022
  • How Google is forcing us to make our open source VoIP app worse
    12 projects | | 20 Oct 2022
    There is Anbox, which just uses the same kernel for Linux and Android. But it is incomplete and not very active. Basically, we don't even need a hypervisor, but apparently it's still not easy.

  • Android Emulator for Linux
    3 projects | | 17 Oct 2022
    I have used Anbox when I needed to run an Android App on Linux.
  • Minecraft Bedrock
    3 projects | | 24 Sep 2022
    Does anyone know a way to play Minecraft bedrock on Linux(specifically fedora). I used to use this launcher:, But it has been discontinued and no longer works with the latest version, which i need to be able to play on a friend's real. I've tried using anbox, but it never loaded, and I tried using waydroid, but the internet wasn't working. Don't tell me to just use java, I already do, but want to be able to play bedrock so i can join the realm and just play with other people in general.
  • W H E R E A N D R O I D
    3 projects | | 12 Sep 2022
    I've first tried Anbox, but its revolting interface and snap-based nature have thrown me off, and when at some point it just broke due to something, I ditched it. More on why I haven't tried it ever again later. Then Waydroid caught my attention with its flashy and well-designed website, and an impressive-looking installer and featurelist. What I've experienced is an incoherent buggy mess that was painful to use, that required a lot of tweaking and community-bothering to even run a simple home control widget app, and when it did it was so horrible I again had to stop using it. I've finally resorted to BlueStacks, the leading solution for Windows, but I've harly managed to get it to install (in Wine), and most unsurprisingly, it didn't even launch properly, let alone run any games. Then, after reading tierlist after tierlist I've attempted ARC Welder, Genymotion and Android x86, but the former has been taken down and discontinued, and a quick Google search brought me nothing useful but this totally legitimate and not suspicious extension that I would definitely install on my Chromium. Really not shifty in any way, yeah. Oh and it also does neither support Play Store nor .obb cachefiles, so no games. Genymotion was very promising at first, but it was here when I've come to a final understanding. All these emulation projects don't actually emulate an ARM cpu, they just port the system and the binaries, recompile them, and call it a day. And most Android games use native binaries. Genymotion actually did some work on emulating a proper CPU, but it's so abysmally goddamn slow compared to an actual phone it's eye-watering. But BlueStacks had somehow managed to pull this off efficiently, and Linux's similarity to Android could be probably used to improve on that result, not to flop. But then again, it is unwise to ask too much about gaming of a commercial development emulator I haven't even bought a proper subscription for, just downloaded the official but still local version (AFAIK the cloud one runs on the real deal ARM so it's better). And it is even more unwise to demand commercial-level performance of what is basically a glorified chroot in a cgroup. Not that Waydroid, Anbox or their relatives are worthless, soulless, effortless projects that are hastily slapped together, no, they're probably great, it's just that I've managed to get games up and running on those.
  • Gamer seeking Android emulator for Genshin Impact on Linux
    2 projects | | 10 Sep 2022
  • Best way to emulate Android on a linux host?
    2 projects | | 3 Sep 2022
  • Windows/Bedrock Minecraft without installing windows?
    2 projects | | 2 Sep 2022
    AnBox and the newer Waydroid are specifically designed apps that let you natively run and utilise Android apps like normal Linux apps. Sort of like what Bluestacks was on Windows, and what current Windows Subsystem for Android is on Windows 11.
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