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One of the "stretch goals" for Purism's Librem 5 [1] (which is a pure GNU/Linux smartphone platform -- designed to work with upstream distributions) is to be able to run Android apps under an emulator.

[1]: https://puri.sm/shop/librem-5/




Their funding goal was $1.5m, and the stretch goal for Android app support was $10m! That says to me they are not interested, putting it as such a ludicrously high goal. Still, I suppose a phone which runs on the mainline kernel will have access to the kernel features necessary to run Anbox. I'd be interested to hear how difficult people think it would be to get Anbox working for this kind of device.


>That says to me they are not interested, putting it as such a ludicrously high goal.

It says to me that they expect it to be super expensive in comparison to other stretch-goals, and that it's not a core goal of the project (and the latter should be true for literally every stretch-goal, in any kickstarter ever).


Yeah, I anticipate that Android emulation will be something the community jumps on rather than being a built-in feature for v1.0.


I don't trust Purism their laptop were rebranded chinese laptop sold at a premium supposedly because they were completely open but they were not.


That is completely unrelated. This is about propriety Google play services. Not about android or aosp. You can anyway run aosp on any number of devices.


If you re-read the comment I was responding to[1], you'll find that it is very much related (in fact I was providing an answer).

[1]: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15618507




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