Ubuntu Core + Anbox = Rolling Android?


#1

This may sound like a crazy idea, but hear me out.

Among the many concerns people have over Android, a couple are that

  1. The final shipping OEM version of Android is almost never fully open-source (it may honestly be never, I don’t know), and
  2. The shipped product very infrequently gets updates.

So my question is, if Anbox were to have a special Snap packed up that ships a Display Server so that it can work on Ubuntu Core, wouldn’t that solve both of the above issues? You could have a full open source Android version that can continually get updates since Ubuntu Core is handling the kernel, making way for a safer, better Android.

Is that possible? If so, do you think that is feasible?


#2

Basically the Ubports folks are doing something similar to this. Bu yeah it won’t really be completely opensource unless its ported to a phone like librem 5