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SailfishOS3 Fairphone2 no android support

asked 2019-06-15 20:03:22 +0300

bigfoot50 gravatar image


I installed the new SailfishOS3 form merproject.org. It work´s really great on fairphone 2, but in the jolla Shop there was no "android support" app. I need this to use threema, nextcloud, f-droid,....

How can I enable the android support?


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correct me., but i think there is none

pawel ( 2019-06-15 20:56:32 +0300 )edit

yes,you can not

babo ( 2019-06-15 22:03:28 +0300 )edit

No Android support, no Microsoft Exchange support, no predictive text input. Compare with "Sailfisg X free" (https://shop.jolla.com).

4carlos ( 2019-06-16 06:35:27 +0300 )edit

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answered 2019-06-16 02:02:12 +0300

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updated 2019-06-17 19:29:50 +0300

Community ports don't have Android Support. This is the short answer.

As you can see in the comments, you have a couple of other options (very interesting, but also more or less incomplete) and an illegal one (that hasn't been mentioned yet AFAIKS).

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AFAIK there are some ongoing community experience with OSS Android emulaion technologies such as Anbox, but the official Android emulation support is indeed available only on officially supported devices.

MartinK ( 2019-06-16 03:21:41 +0300 )edit


Can you provide a link about these experimentations?

louisbob ( 2019-06-16 13:45:27 +0300 )edit

@louisbob I have found a few:

But the best option would be to ask in the #sailfishos-porters IRC channel on freenode.

MartinK ( 2019-06-16 15:42:37 +0300 )edit

In adition to Anbox mentionned by @MartinK above, we should also mention SPURV (which has Collabora pushing it)

Which is also yet a third "AOSP in a container" solution with yet another different mechanism to translate the graphics (Anbox uses the special API used by the SDK's Emulator to channel requests over a tunnel to the host, SPURV straight makes Wayland surface as an available output to the android display driver. Alien-Dalivk uses some proprietary tech upon which Jolla bought the rights from Myriad)

(Don't pay attention to the date of the oldest post. It's just a coincidence that it was released on a 1st of April. Later posts about development prove that it was a mere April Fools' Joke)

DrYak ( 2019-06-18 13:27:09 +0300 )edit
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