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Şerban S.:

--- Quote from: Jean-Marc B on April 27, 2023, 11:23:44 AM ---Hi folks !

[...] "Waydroid" [...] there're 2 apps I can't really find an equivalent on Linux [...]

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Can you provide more specific details on the Apps you are interested in?
Specifically, what functionality you think Linux Lite misses, and Android offers?
I have a tablet with Android and it's collecting dust since I never could find any use of it.
Privacy on Android, is just a myth.
All people here are on Linux exactly for this reason, among many others.
The idea of "Free Apps" on Android, is exactly this: an idea. The so called "free apps", are actually personal data mining tools, nothing more.
Most of them, provide personal data on at least two layers level of "third party" cookies. Usually, the chain of "third party" is way longer than that.

Another thing you are missing, is the level of resources available on a smartphone: 8 cores and at least 4GB of RAM.
Far more than that, you should read about VMs (Virtual Machines). What they are, what they do and mostly, HOW.
Waydroid, is nothing else than a Virtual Machine, running on a Linux host.
What it means is that machine resources, are split in three ways:
1. Linux itself;
2. Waydroid, which hosts a custom Android version;
3. Android (which is in fact the guest OS).
So, if you think you can run this on a low specs machine, you're on a wrong path.
The small size factor of a smartphone has nothing to do with its computing resources.
What I want to point out here is that All Android versions run on very powerful machines.
Unless you have an octacore CPU on your device, it is unlikely that this solution will work.
We're talking here about 2024 stuff (hardware and software).

So, in the end, what exactly do you want to do on Linux and it is impossible to do, without Android?
Name the outcome you desire and someone here, might offer you maybe more than one solution.

Best regards, Șerban!

Understand that using Waydroid might not provide the same experience as using the apps natively on an Android device. Some features, gestures, or functionalities may not work as expected.

It seems like you're mentioning that you've installed Waydroid on a Linux distribution. Waydroid is a compatibility layer for running Android applications on a Linux distribution, similar to Anbox. Since you're using it on Linux, I assume "LL" refers to a specific Linux distribution, but it's not clear which one you're referring to.

william shane:
Some users have noticed stability and performance concerns with waydroid, which is currently in its early phases of development. Some users, nevertheless, have reported no hiccups when using Android apps on Linux.

A fairly strong system with 4 GB of RAM and a GPU with Vulkan capability is required to run waydroid. Performance or compatibility issues can arise if your machine doesn't match these specifications.

Jean-Marc B:
Some news about this project. Had some time to spare, tried to install it, but failed, can't figure out why, but did anyway.

Maybe someone will have more luck  one of this day. Hope he'll let us know.

Cheers.  :wave


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