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How to install Android apps [answered]

asked 2015-06-02 11:24:24 +0300

PureTryOut gravatar image

I've just installed Sailfish OS this week and I love it, the only reason i'm not fully switching is that it's missing some of my Android apps. I know Jolla supports the Android runtime, and I could install Android apps by installing "Android support" or something like that from the Jolla store. However, I can not find "Android support". Running Sailfish (alpha11 on the Nexus 5), how do I install Android apps?

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answered 2015-06-02 12:03:24 +0300

raketti gravatar image

As far as I know, the ported version of SFOS does not yet support Android Apps, at least this was the issue with Alpha 10. And couldn't find any news with a quick google search, so I'm guessing the issue still persists.

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Do you know of an ETA of this coming? I really can't miss some apps and I would hate to be forced to use Android instead...

PureTryOut ( 2015-06-02 12:24:46 +0300 )edit

No support of android apps on the ports. Licensing issues. But some experinced dev's are working on an opensource solution. until then you won't be able to install this kind of apps!


carepack ( 2015-06-02 12:47:02 +0300 )edit

Shit, i'll guess i'll keep it as an dual-boot for now then... Thanks for your answers!

PureTryOut ( 2015-06-02 12:48:12 +0300 )edit

I remember a Sailfish dev saying (I have no sources) that they will look into a solution of Android support, but only after SFOS ports are a mature product. So I wouldn't expect anything soon... I wished we could pay individually for Android support via Jolla Store. Of course idk the contract between Myriad and Jolla, plus how compatible Alien Dalvik is with various devices. But from a consumer point of view, this would be a fair solution.

molan ( 2015-06-02 16:23:51 +0300 )edit

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