KDE developers are working on Shashlik, a simulated Android environment that would allow users to run any kind of Android applications on Linux.
Although Android is using a Linux kernel it can’t run applications on Linux natively. The KDE team wants to build a virtual environment for running Android applications on top of Linux. During the upcoming Akademy 2015 event at the end of this month the team will show other developers more about this project. Here’s an extract of the anouncement;
“Get an introduction to the technical platform which makes up the Android application launcher Shashlik, and a short description of the how and the why. And, of course, a demo of it, and information on how you can get it yourself and run Android applications on your own system.”
You can read the anouncement here.