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Re: Ubuntu touch + android
As Tizen can run Android apps and run Wayland I guess that's a great
if anyone want to giva a shot at supporting Android apps on Ubuntu Touch.
2014-08-14 19:26 GMT+02:00 Oliver Grawert <ogra@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> Am Donnerstag, den 14.08.2014, 18:10 +0100 schrieb Hunt, Greg:
> > Hi,
> > I'm interested learning what the current state and plans for Android
> > on Ubuntu Touch are, and trying to find out what's possible with
> > containers.
> > As far as I can tell it's currently not possible to run Android apk
> > files, and the we are just using Android to access binary drivers for
> > the device.
> > The thing that is confusing me is originally we were using
> > surface-flinger, before moving to mir. Did we actually make use of any
> > graphical android apps (native or otherwise)?
> all we use from android is a 100-150MB big minimal build that is just
> enough to manage the hardware ... (i.e. the modem drivers and daemons to
> manage them, sensor drivers and the service to manage them, the same for
> graphics drivers ... etc etc) so essentially only the most minimal
> driver bits ... the rest of the android build is ripped out, so there is
> no dalvik, or any of the higher layer bits, our android is solely a
> black box in an lxc container that we talk to to initialize the hardware
> drivers, nothing more.
> if you wanted to support an android .apk you would actually have to ship
> a dalvik (or equivalent) VM inside your click package, you would also
> have to make sure this VM can render on Mir (no idea if that works or
> not, might work out of the box or might not work at all, i doubt anyone
> ever tried that).
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