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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  • Android 11 in stable ChromeOS?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/chromeos | 12 Jan 2023
    Besides: Microsoft is providing an AOSP-environment. If you want something just as good or maybe better, take a look at Waydroid (https://waydro.id/) which is running on my device in a termina container.
  • Just a PinePhone :)
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/cyberDeck | 30 Dec 2022
    I come from using aosp android with no google services, rooted and with microg. Been using the thing as a daily driver for a year now, and I'm also developing some stuff for it to make it even more daily driveable (UwU). I recently got the keyboard (and the PineTime too!) for it and I read about it and noticed most of the charge goes to the keyboard so the phone barely charges. You can't change the priority of it, but you can limit how much goes to the PP battery and how much goes to the KB battery (OwO). So yeah, after tweaking the values according to the charger you use, it's fine (as long as it's 3A max, otherwise goodbye battery and potentially phone). Been loving this thing from day 1, loving it more each day it passes and it gets better, also trying to make it better myself. I don't miss anything about my prior android phones yet, thanks to alternative clients for social media that I'm forced to use to communicate and also thanks to Waydroid (https://waydro.id/). Also typing on the keyboard for me is great, both like a laptop or with the thumbs while using it handheld.
  • Android subsystem and container news
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/WTXMakers | 19 Dec 2022
    {A container-based approach to boot a full Android system on a regular GNU/Linux system like Ubuntu.](https://waydro.id/)
  • Wayland users, how is waydroid? Does it actually support all android apps natively?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/linuxquestions | 17 Nov 2022
    Regarding the network part of my script, I got mostly from Waydroid. https://github.com/waydroid/waydroid/blob/main/data/scripts/waydroid-net.sh. I just narrowed it down and changed it to fit my needs. You have A LOT of flexibility on how you going to set up your VM's network. There are easier ways than what I choose.
  • Does anbox still work with linux-zen
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/archlinux | 6 Nov 2022
    Actually in the past hours I try to use waydroid, but get bad luck again. I suffer the same issue as https://github.com/waydroid/waydroid/issues/282, anyone has any ideas?
  • How Google is forcing us to make our open source VoIP app worse
    12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 20 Oct 2022
    Did you know about Waydroid? It's still at a relatively early stage, but it rocks!


  • Android Emulator for Linux
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/linux4noobs | 17 Oct 2022
    Waydroid .
  • Minecraft Bedrock
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/linux_gaming | 24 Sep 2022
    Does anyone know a way to play Minecraft bedrock on Linux(specifically fedora). I used to use this launcher: mcpelauncher.readthedocs.io, 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.
  • What doesn't have a great open source alternative right now?
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/opensource | 20 Sep 2022
    not sure how good it is, but Waydroid get recommended often.
  • W H E R E A N D R O I D
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/linux_gaming | 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.
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