How is this for an Idea?

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zlm1229
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How is this for an Idea?

Post by zlm1229 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:28 pm

Ok so this idea is very far from being a reality but....
What if ROS could run Android Apps? In concept its not to hard to imagine, create a subsystem based on AOSP, download an APK, select compatibility mode, Android Nougat, presto, a Windows like OS running Android Apps.
I'm not saying it would easy, or that they SHOULD do it, I'm just posting an opinion and seeing peoples thought.

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Re: How is this for an Idea?

Post by middings » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:08 am

Why? There's already an OS that runs Android apps.

Still if the idea of bolting Android on to ReactOS as a subsystem fascinates you, then you can design and write the code to do it. That's the advantage of free open source software (FOSS).

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Re: How is this for an Idea?

Post by karlexceed » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:12 pm

https://www.bluestacks.com/about-us/app ... .html#gref

Apparently this program allows you to run Android apps on Windows. See if it works In ROS?

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Re: How is this for an Idea?

Post by Blitzen_Dóiteán » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:53 pm

karlexceed wrote:https://www.bluestacks.com/about-us/app ... .html#gref

Apparently this program allows you to run Android apps on Windows. See if it works In ROS?
Hi, I'm pretty sure that is an emulator, I think zlm meant native running. Maybe.
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Re: How is this for an Idea?

Post by EmuandCo » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:42 pm

It's as much an emulator as Dalvik/ART is one. Andoid APKs are Java crap and runs in there as native as possible :P
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Re: How is this for an Idea?

Post by mrmajik45 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:10 pm

And i think you might think that ReactOS is a unix. IT IS NOT. >.<
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Re: How is this for an Idea?

Post by zlm1229 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:42 am

I wanted to clear a few things up. No I didn't want an emulator, emulation is the easy way out, I was talking about a "Compatibility mode" for Android apps.
I acknowledged it isn't something needed, I have 7 Android phones at home, but I was just asking "Wouldn't it be cool if" of course I never expected someone to drop critical resources of say, making ROS work with USB to implement a Android based subsystem, it doesn't even work with most of the XP programs people throw at it.
I was inspired by ChromeOS running Android apps, and no I do not think ROS is Unix/Linux based.

Sooooo... To reask wouldn't it be cool if ROS version 1.75 could run Android app... That's all I was asking, not version. 0.4.8, not version 0.7.5, it is just an idea I had

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Re: How is this for an Idea?

Post by EmuandCo » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:47 am

AKA, when we have Chrome working ^^ Chrome runs Android apps to an extent.
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Re: How is this for an Idea?

Post by zlm1229 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:15 am

Yeah I guess that that would work

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Re: How is this for an Idea?

Post by PurpleGurl » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:13 am

Now, if someone wanted to do this, I can think of a couple of approaches. One is to add an alternative subsystem.

But another approach I've seen mentioned (refused to look at the source to not be dirty in case I do jump on board here at some point), at least for emulators, is to modify HAL. I think someone had mixed GENS in with HAL so you could double-click on a Sega image and run the game. The 68000 series CPU isn't that hard to emulate (though there are 3 other chips of note to emulate such as the Creative Labs compatible sound chip OPL or a cousin, a noise generator, and the Z80 which is used as a coprocessor, percussion sounds, and for D/A conversion).

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