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Hi,

Me and a few Ubuntu Touch community members have decided to start an Anbox campaine, to hire a freelance developer to work on Anbox, would you like to donate, please click the following
link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/anbox-on-ut? ... hare-sheet

Thanks for your donation!
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Update 4

We are pleased to announce that a first 200 USD payment has been shiped to the developer. She's delighted to start to work on Anbox very soon.
Thank you for your donation that will help us to achieve this task.
Please join us and keep up to date!
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"Quick update from April 9 2021:

As previously announces, a Volla phone working device has been shipped to the developer.
The smartphone is currently blocked by the Customs Service of the Russian Federation for administrative reasons.
We are working hard with our local partners to get the device to the recipient as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all contributors for your generous participation in this fantastic project.

The campaign continues. Feel free to join us and stay up-to-date."
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Dear everyone,

Here's a fresh new update:

We are pleased to announce that our developer now has a fully working device. It's a Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, which she received from a member of the UBports community.

As for the Vollaphone, it has been returned to the sender for legal customs reasons. Nevertheless, a new shipment will be sent to the developer's business address.

Anyway, work can now begin in earnest!

We are proud and happy to have raised over 3'000 Euros in donations at this stage. That said, the campaign continues, each participation brings us a little closer to our goal: Enabling decent use of Android applications in the Ubuntu Touch ecosystem.

See you soon, for some new exciting updates.

Rudi & Steve
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Dear all,

Let's give you some fresh updates.

We are very excited to announce that a primitive Anbox container has newly been built based on LineageOS 16 (Android 10), on a handful of Halium 9 devices. (Mainly on Redmi Note 7 currently)

Although it is not yet operational now, things look well promising.
The new phase now consists of various debugging tasks & adjustments.

Of course, we are only at the very beginning, far away from a usable stage. But we'll be sure to call for alpha testers when the time comes.

Many thanks to Alexandra, Erfan and all other devs involved for their precious work!

We remind that Anbox is a very important project, which requires a lot of time and resources.

Thanks to your support, we can continue to work towards the success of this amazing operation.

Stay tuned for the next exciting update!

Cheers,

Rudi and Steve
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Dear all,

We are delighted to provide you with another exciting weekly update!

Considerable progress has been made over the past week.

The development team has grown with some impressive work from Erfan and Luka, who we thank very much.

The Anbox container is currently partially operational on the Vollaphone and the FX Pro 1.
It is a LineageOS session that starts as a virtual machine on top of the Ubuntu Touch session.
It also allows access now to the camera and some games (SuperTuxKart for example). Here is a short demonstration video:
https://twitter.com/Khode_Erfan/status/ ... 06530?s=20

This progress could never have happened without your support. We thank you very much for your valuable participation.

The next steps include many challenges, such as activating the sensors, porting to the other Halium 9 devices, making it work stable and efficiently, as well as creating an installation script. This will probably be the most time-consuming and delicate phase. Indeed, Anbox is not yet usable in its current state.
But we are more than confident in the success of this project, and the next few months are looking good!

See you soon for more news!
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Dear all,

Many of you are waiting for the latest developments this week:

The LXC Anbox container is now created. The debugging tasks as well as the activation of the sensors are in progress. These small adjustments are actually a long part of the work.

The flagship phone is this project is.... the Vollaphone, (few others are also in the pipe) and we're proud that Volla is currently the master device leading the whole Anbox development.

A next phase will be the creation of the kernel for each device (long road), which could potentially be integrated into the Ubuntu Touch root and thus distributed through OTAs.

From everyone involved in this project: Thank you for your support.

We look forward to providing you with further updates.

Stay with us: https://gofund.me/acb31504

Rudi & Steve
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Dear all,

The latest news from the campaign is good: The sensors have been mostly activated in the container kernel.
This means that Anbox is now practically operational on all Halium 9 and 10 devices.

Erfan will soon publish a new video presentation and instructions on how to install Anbox for those who want to test it.
Beware, however, that the installation procedure is particularly tedious and initially reserved for very experienced users.
In a second phase, an installation script will be proposed to facilitate the implementation of Anbox.

Come back here soon for more news

https://gofund.me/acb31504
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Hello all,

I have already been asked a few times to share the repo of the new Anbox.

Apparently there are people who would like to follow the development process.

Hereby:

https://github.com/anbox-halium

Greetings,
Rudi & Steve
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Dear all,

Rudi and Me are pleased to announce that the Vollaphone is now the first device to officially support the new Anbox service.

As such, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to test it on your Vollaphone and get your feedback.

In the future, the kernel will be gradually extended to other Halium 9 and 10 devices.

The installation procedure is described below: https://xray2000.gitlab.io/anbox/

Use now your favourite Android applications on your Vollaphone with Ubuntu Touch!

Hope to hear from you soon!

Rudi and Steve

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