Canonical system to run Android apps on Ubuntu Linux machines

May 27, 2009
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    Android running on Ubuntu Linux

    Android running on Ubuntu Linux

    ArsTechnica has posted an interesting story about how Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, is building an Android runtime environment for the Ubuntu (and potentially other) Linux platforms.

    While Android is Linux and Java based, it doesn’t exactly play nice with other flavors of Linux and Java, hence the need for a layer of special sauce to go between Ubuntu and Android applications.

    Canonical claims that it already has a working prototype version of the Android execution environment running under Ubuntu, and that it will eventually publish the source code so that it might be used by others.

    [via TalkAndroid]

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