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[–] Needle 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

This will be quite a big thing. For those interested: https://github.com/shashlik

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[–] tagarouco 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Wow, that would be amazing!

Perhaps I am too dumb, but I didnt find a link to the vídeo of the talk. Anyone know where can I find it?

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[–] tagarouco 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Thanks, I didn't notice the date and the other info at the right side of the page!

We will have to wait and see.

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[–] terminus 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I can not wait, I had tried googles App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) but it was buggy and tied to chrome. Can not wait to see what this does.

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[–] Acharvak 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

It's gonna be buggy and tied to KDE.

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[–] cutchyacokov 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Woah. Could someone explain all of the interest here? I mostly want to be able to run Linux software on Android. I haven't yet found any Android app that is both useful AND doesn't have a better (usually much, much better) equivalent already available on Linux.

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[–] Blaises 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

A couple reasons I can think of:

If you were to create a linux-based phone/tablet OS that could run this, then suddenly you don't have to worry about not having enough apps to entice users to use it.

You also would have the ability to 'natively' run programs that have android versions but don't have a linux version (for example Microsoft Word and Excel).

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[–] Bleeding_Potato 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You can run console programs on Android if its compiled for that platform (which a good chunk of people people do already) and I recall seeing people talk about running X applications on android ages ago but I haven't seen anything out in the open about that for years now. The intrest for me personally would be gaining access to a larger application library if I really wanted to, however I think a lot of people would be interested in using it to access Android games. Most of the Android runtimes I've seen on the desktop use virtual machines (as mentioned in the link) but they've been fairly slow in my expirence. That was a while ago now so I'm not sure if they've improved any since then or not.

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[–] Trippler 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I used an Android implementation of X11 and XForwarding over SSH to run a GUI linux application on my phone (firefox). It was slow, but it worked. A linux server ran the application, android displayed the gui / did user input.

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[–] 0sumgame 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Woah. Could someone explain all of the interest here?

Because it is intriguing technology & I want to play with it.

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[–] nebjak 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

This is really good news, imagine app portfolio expansion on Linux!

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[–] Caboose_Calloway 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Am I the only one who can't figure out how the Linux desktop would benefit from that? We already have everything in terms of small apps running natively. For the life of me I can't think of a single app that would improve the existing desktop. (Granted I'm not much of a phone guy.)

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[–] gdr 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Osmand (no Linux native software comes close)

Instagram and Snapchat (it's impossible to use it via web interface and I heard it's quite popular in some circles)

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[–] RagnarokAngel 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

So Canonicle's 2009 adventure is finally getting picked up by some other dev team? Linux dev is always pretty quick.

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[–] glimmandenymf 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I've followed this a bit since I got an Ubuntu Touch phone, and iirc they decided against supporting android apps. They're set on the whole convergence thing now, where there's no difference between desktop and phone apps.

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[–] Gable 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

A lot of praise for this, here. But personally I can think of nothing that would make a sensical use case, since everything I use is device specific (involving GPS, Camera, Touch, Google Accounting). Can you provide some?

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It would be enormously useful for developers and it would also mean much easier portability for games.

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[–] Gable 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah, but as said, that is what the SDK emulator is for.

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[–] HereIAm 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The dream have come true!

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