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Anyone have much experience with android emulators on Linux? If I could get that running on my desktop it would be a good piece in being able to step away from proprietary platforms needed just to run one or two proprietary apps. I'm trying out Anbox now.

@cameron It was awhile but I think Anbox, Shashlik and the Chrome browser is the possible alternatives right now. Can't remember if there are anything else.

Anbox is probably your best bet.

@shellkr
Yeah, Anbox seems promising. Haven't fully gotten things working, but it's worth continuing to twiddle with.

@hund
I mostly just want a way to run Instagram (which I need for work), without being beholden to a lame operating system like iOS or Android. So that it doesn't interfere when a proper Linux phone comes within reach...

Running Instagram in a VM isn't a terrible idea for security reasons anyway.

@hund
I hadn't come across that. It works mostly, though it doesn't access photos on my computer to post, which is a bummer. I hope it hasn't been abandoned, and they'll spiff that up one of these days, because that would be a wonderful app. Cheers!

@cameron You can also install android in a VM. I tried that with virtualbox and it was working fine.

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