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  • Call of duty mobile
    It's definitely possible, you have android virtualization options for linux like QEMU, VirtualBox, Anbox, WayDroid, but most of these are either not great or a bit too advanced for this. Easiest / best bet off the top of my head is dual booting Windows and using BlueStacks. Source: about 1 year ago
  • I'm looking for a lightweight distro that runs android apps
    This isn't really a distro, but you could try Anbox, which wouldn't have the performance overhead of a virtual machine. Source: over 1 year ago
  • I just want to use Linux :(
    If school apps have an android alternative anbox may allow you to use it on your linux desktop... Just a thought! Source: over 1 year ago
  • Android Emulator for Linux
    I have used Anbox when I needed to run an Android App on Linux. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Minecraft Bedrock
    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,... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Android Emulator for gaming (Bluestacks/Counterpart)
    Unfortunately I have never seen a guide for it as mostly everyone I've heard try said it didnt perform well but definitely should start here for more info Source: over 1 year ago
  • Windows/Bedrock Minecraft without installing windows?
    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. Source: over 1 year ago
  • So... safest way to run Genshin Impact that isn't dual-boot?
    The safest is 3 because the original anti-cheat is running almost exactly as it would normally. There are ways to do 4 e.g. Waydroid, Anbox or Android-x86 but, for the best experience, you probably will want to run this on an Arm device like a Raspberry Pi 4. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Is there hope for Linux on smartphones
    > The problem with alternative phone OS:es is that in the country I live you must have either an iPhone or and Android phone because the ID monopoly and Payment monopoly refuse to support other operating systems... In theory its possible to run a user-land Android subsystem on Linux (and thus on Linux phones) via Anbox or Waydroid. In practice, I've never tried this on my PinePhone since I never needed it, so I... - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Traveling with my Steam Deck
    Try Anbox perhaps? Source: over 1 year ago
  • Bring us Linux users a Official Client!
    Just install the Android app -- Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Is Linux worth for gaming? Which distro do you recommend?
    There are ways to run Android games too. Anbox or Waydroid can be used. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • How to install Bluestacks?
    You may be able to install Anbox, a Linux-native Android compatibility layer, and add it as a non-steam game. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Do programms have access to all of my data when i install them?
    I would hazard to suggest that Anbox is malicious to LM systems since the site gives specific instructions on how to enable snaps so you can install it. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Anyone tried Anbox on Steamdeck yet? (Android apps on Linux)
    Just was looking into something since Steam Deck has a touch screen as well as some apps we cant run on linux itself yet but could on android. Was wondering has anyone tested yet on steam deck? Source: about 2 years ago
  • Bluestacks/Android emu on deck?
    There's QEMU, VirtualBox, Anbox, WayDroid... It's all advanced stuff though, you might have to disable the read-only thing to install them, and know how to use a Virtual Machine. Anbox/WayDroid in particular require knowing how to use linux/arch more than QEMU/VirtualBox. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Desktop app please
    Until CDC does it, you can use Windows 11's feature of using Android apps on Windows, or Linux's Source: about 2 years ago
  • Android emulator?
    I heard about anbox (, but I never used that You can check this. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Why is Reddit iOS app using over 900mb for “Documents and Data?”
    As for mobile Linux, besides strides being made in libraries that allow for using the same interface for both desktop and small touchscreens, with little changes to the actual codebase, Waydroid and Anbox are paving the way for basically everything that you'd otherwise be able to launch on Android. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Looking for a privacy friendly Android emulator.
    On Alternativeto I could only find but I haven't used it before. And it only works with linux more specificaly snap packages. Source: over 2 years ago
  • How to run android apps designed for arm on Linux x86
    I tried anbox and succeeded in getting it running. But I had some preformance problems and crashes. Also the official Android image that ships with anbox supports only x86-64. Source: over 2 years ago

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AnboxAnbox is a container Android system designed to run on Linux. It’s more of a virtual machine than a standalone OS. However, it’s a great way to see if you want to use an Android desktop before changing your Linux system.

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