Tag: snap

Anbox: Android in a box for Linux

Anbox puts the Android operating system into a container, abstracts hardware access and integrates core system services into a GNU/Linux system. Every Android application will be integrated with your operating system like any other native application.

To achieve our goal we use standard Linux technologies like containers (LXC) to separate the Android operating system from the host. Any Android version is suitable for this approach and we try to keep up with the latest available version from the Android Open Source Project.

Features


 

Open Source

The whole source code is available as Open Source and licensed under the terms of the Apache and GPLv3 license.

 

No limits

As Anbox is running an entire Android system, conceptually any application can run.

 

Secure

Anbox puts Android apps into a tightly sealed box without direct access to hardware or your data.

 

Performant

Runs Android without hardware virtualization and seamlessly bridges over hardware acceleration features.

 

Integrated

Tightly integrated with the host operating system to offer a rich feature set.

 

Convergent

Anbox scales across different form factors similar like Android does. It works on a laptop and a mobile phone.

Install Brave Browser via Snap

Linux install instructions

NOTE: If you experience a problem with dependencies while installing, you may want to try installing git using the package manager for your distro.

NOTE: If Brave does not start and shows an error about sandboxing, you may need to enable userns in your kernel. Running with the --no-sandbox flag is NOT recommended!

Snapcraft

According to snapcraft.io

Snaps are quick to install, easy to create, safe to run, and they update automatically and transactionally so your app is always fresh and never broken.

Installation instructions for snapd can be found here. Once snapd is installed, installing Brave looks like this:

snap install brave –beta

source:

https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/blob/master/docs/linuxInstall.md

Install snapd on Debian

On Debian snapd is available as part of the testing (currently ‘stretch’) and unstable (‘sid’) versions. It is currently not available in any stable version but will be soon.

Note: Rasbian is currently not supported due to missing features in the kernel shipped.

Generally you can install snapd on a Debian distribution via:

$ sudo apt install snapd

Afterwards everything is setup to get you started with snaps.

source: https://snapcraft.io/docs/core/install-debian