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Introduce a configuration option to disable Android support [released]

asked 2014-02-04 14:00:55 +0300

marsch gravatar image

updated 2014-02-04 14:25:34 +0300


shows me that droid-hal-init.service is constantly eating between 1-2 % CPU cycles, thus contributing to empty my battery sooner. This service is only useful for people wanting to install Android apps on Jolla.

Please add an option within system settings that let people persistently shutdown any Android compatibility stuff, as I suppose there are quite some users that will never deploy any Android apps on Jolla.

Of course I could switch it off myself, but this option should be accessible to all users willing to switch it off. Thanks.

EDIT: Please do not suggest to teardown the process manually. This is not the intention of this request.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by chemist
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I read somewhere that there might be an app coming soon for this. Hopefully at jolla-store soon :)

simo ( 2014-02-04 14:10:30 +0300 )edit

Isn't it enough to uninstall Android support app?

hetas ( 2014-02-04 14:17:27 +0300 )edit

I think this has to do with android compatiblity Just run as root : systemctl status droid-hal-init.service

rsainio ( 2014-02-04 14:23:24 +0300 )edit

I never installed any Android support app. This has to be a native functionality, not something which requires an app again. Common configuration tasks that that require a one shot run-a-shellscript equivalent app should ideally be implemented in the base system.

marsch ( 2014-02-04 14:24:31 +0300 )edit

marsch already stated that he never installed the Android support app. It has to be some kind of "daemon" or "hidden service".

lupastro ( 2014-02-04 14:35:27 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-02-04 14:53:44 +0300

Sailor gravatar image

updated 2014-02-04 14:54:36 +0300

This is maybe a duplicate or addition of this: https://together.jolla.com/question/20472/why-not-shutdown-aliendalvik-after-closing-last-android-app/

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No, it isn't really. The question relates to the compatibility app necessary to run Android apps. However it would of course be desirable to shutdown aliendalvik completely as well on user request.

marsch ( 2014-02-04 15:03:19 +0300 )edit

Ok, understood.

Sailor ( 2014-02-04 15:13:15 +0300 )edit

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