a good method to use android apps on linux
Now that we know that Windows 11 will be compatible with Android apps, using Android apps on computers and laptops has become fashionable again. The good news is that there are many ways to achieve this without waiting for Windows 11. You can use Android emulators for PC or run Android x86 in a virtual machine.
On Linux, you can also use the Anbox tool, although it works poorly on low-resource devices. Now there is another project that aims to bring Android apps to Linux devices. This is WayDroid (previously known as Anbox-Halium), a rebuilt version of Anbox that is designed to make better use of the resources of your mobile, laptop, or Linux computer.
This is WayDroid: Android apps on Linux with more stable and faster performance
WayDroid is a project specifically designed to run Android apps on Halium-based Linux phones, but it also works on any Linux device. It is basically a tool that puts the entire Lineage OS (Android) operating system into a container that can run on Linux devices, allowing users to easily install and run Android apps from within Linux.
Unlike a conventional emulator, WayDroid uses the same kernel as the host operating system. This allows Android apps to interact with the device’s hardware almost as if they were native apps, with very little additional load on system resources. In other words, WayDroid allows you to run Android apps on Linux with better performance (more stable and faster) than other methods.
Also, it is worth noting that WayDroid does not change the user interface. The tool allows you to use Android applications as if they were native programs with the same Linux interface (albeit with Android controls).
The developers’ idea is to allow users to run Linux on their devices and occasionally be able to run Android apps with virtually no difficulty. In the following video you can see how WayDroid works on a Linux smartphone.
Free download WayDroid for your Linux device
At the moment, WayDroid is only compatible with operating systems that use the Wayland display server, so it does not currently work with all Linux distributions. Also, the development is still in its early stages, so it may have bugs.
If you want to give WayDroid a try, you can find it in the project’s GitHub repository along with its Installation Instructions at the link below.
Download | WayDroid on GitHub
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