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Can you install Android Apps on Fedora? And how?

asked 2015-03-26 06:28:39 -0500

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I am using Fedora 20 and would like to get Android Apps on it.How do I do that or can there be a package for that?

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answered 2015-03-26 16:03:13 -0500

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updated 2015-03-26 17:06:52 -0500

As far as I know (which is not really far), there is no direct way to install android application installer (.apk) files in fedora.

But you may use Chromium / Chrome browser and ARChon Custom Runtime in it. Instructions can be found at various websites like : this and this.

But if your system has the resources, you may consider installing the Android-x86 inside a Virtual Machine. Fedora comes with GNOME boxes and you can download and install Android-x86 4.4-r2 live & installation iso from You will be able to use it like a android tablet. There are few websites that provides instructions to use a virtual machine like this and this.

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answered 2015-03-26 16:04:42 -0500

updated 2015-03-26 16:08:22 -0500

Although both operating systems use the same kernel (Linux), you can not install android apps in fedora, as they are both have different architectures/structure.

There is an alternative, you can download an image of the android x86 and install a virtual machine on your fedora environment using virt-manager.

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