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  1.  Lightweight
  2.  Container Virtualization
  3.  Unified inbox
  4.  No Tracking
  5.  Privacy focused
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  •   Updated Apr 7, 2024
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Our users have written 5 comments and reviews about Anbox, and it has gotten 62 likes

Anbox was added to AlternativeTo by r3dh4wk on Apr 26, 2017 and this page was last updated Apr 11, 2023.

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Top positive commentNov 16, 2021

Once you get it going, Anbox is a very nice way to integrate a few Android apps into your Linux system.

Admittedly, it can take a bit of fiddling around to get it to play nice with the rest of the system, but once you've done that, you're good to go.

I'm running Debian Stable (11/Bullseye), and pull Anbox in from Testing, which is a newer release. It's not the fastest solution in history, but it does work, and it works nicely.

Definitely worth giving it a go!

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Top negative commentNov 2, 2021

Unfortunately only available as a Snap. That has been the case long enough that it's clear Canonical is not interested in making this available more broadly.

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Good news - that is no longer correct. At least on Debian (and other distros I'd daresay), Anbox is available for installation in the repo's as a .deb package. Not sure if you can get a .deb for Ubuntu.

Getting it running nicely on Debian takes a bit of work, but is not that difficult. Debian Testing holds the newer version (June 2021).

I'm running Debian Stable (11/Bullseye) and pulling Anbox from Testing. Not all apps work, but the ones that do, work just fine. Also Anbox was recently patched to allow "server-side" window decoration, which means Anbox apps use the normal system windowing processes - much nicer integration into the system.

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Renato Gallo
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CommentJul 5, 2018

Sometimes it hangs, doesn't start or can't transfer clipboard text - BUT it's very cool that the installed Android apps act like regular applications and appear in the dahboard menu. Hoping, a more stable version is coming soon!

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CommentJun 22, 2017

Bad: Many applications do not start or hang, but Anbox is still in the alpha stage. Good: Using this program is easier than running Android-x86 in a virtual machine.

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