Waydroid uses a container-based approach to boot a full Android system on a regular GNU/Linux system like Ubuntu. (by waydroid)

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  • Microsoft is ending support for the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA)
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Mar 2024
    Android on the desktop works very well on Wayland with Waydroid and it even supports Google Play store. https://waydro.id/

    Great running apps not available on Linux with a touchscreen PC. It only seems to run Android apps compiled for x86, but it is very fast.

    There are practical use cases, and it is very usable. I haven’t tried it on WSL2, but it seems like a practical approach without reliance on Microsoft.

  • Sxmo: Linux tiling window manager for phones
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 Jan 2024
    There's a piece of software called Waydroid[1] that allows you to run Android applications on GNU/Linux platforms - including the PinePhone. Sxmo, despite its name, can run Wayland instead of X and therefore supports Waydroid.

    Personally, I haven't managed to get Waydroid to work, a task hindered due to some massive initial downloads which are required to set it up. However, I haven't tried particular hard, and there are videos online by those more successful than me[2].

    [1]: https://waydro.id/

    [2]: https://tilvids.com/w/2b2f3a24-ae23-458e-a0fd-2f24a185a11b

  • Google Play Android Self-Certification
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 21 Jan 2024
    I thought it was uncharacteristic of to see a service like this offered by a large tech company, and wanted to share.

    Found whilst installing Waydroid: https://waydro.id/

  • Can I emulate android on my steam deck?
    2 projects | /r/SteamDeck | 8 Dec 2023
    Check out the Waydroid application.
  • Can I view Waydroid on a different display on a VNC viewer?
    1 project | /r/archlinux | 9 Oct 2023
    I have setup an Arch linux server on my old pc. i mainly use it for plex, transmission, docker etc and it works pretty well! I wanted to install Waydroid https://waydro.id/ on that server. Is there a way that I can view waydroid using a VNC viewer on my laptop on the same network? is it possible or would I have to install a GUI like xfce before installing waydroid to view the same on tigervnc or some other VNC viewer? Thanks & regards.
  • Run Firefox on ChromeOS
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Aug 2023
    > I run Fedora Linux after removing ChromeOS

    Same here. Sometimes, it crashes on a measly 4 GB of RAM.

    > (the only thing I'm missing is running Android apps)

    I would recommend using Waydroid[1]. It runs fairly well in my use case, and runs LineageOS on top of it with the full LineageOS GUI.

    [1]: https://waydro.id/

  • migration to wayland from x11? for waydroid
    2 projects | /r/kdeneon | 6 Jul 2023
    i am using KDE Neon (user edition) on two machines (thinkpad laptops with intel). On mentioned machines i would like to try and use waydroid: https://waydro.id/ Waydroid required wayland as display server (it will probably not work on x11).
  • What application do you use to see and control the phone from Windows or Linux
    3 projects | /r/kustom | 2 Jul 2023
    Check (Waydroid)[https://waydro.id/]
  • Can I emulate Pixel Gun 3d?
    1 project | /r/emulators | 18 Jun 2023
  • Session manager Anbox
    3 projects | /r/ubuntuserver | 14 Jun 2023
    Waydroid is rebuilding the original idea behind Anbox with explicit focus on modern Wayland powered desktop environments.
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