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Shashlik: A new Android emulator on Linux?

It seems there is a new Android emulator project called "Shashlik" that aims to run Android apps on Linux with Qt5 and KDE technology.[1] However the information of this project is bare, and I cannot find any screenshots or videos. Do you know anything about it? 23:22, 21 July 2015 (EDT)

  • Recently there was a talk about this on KDE Akademy event. ( Here is the quote:

    He went over all the parts that had to be adapted and in the end showed off for the first time "the most exciting black rectangle" he has ever seen. His challenge has been getting anything showing on screen but just this week he has managed to start to succeed with this. There will be a lot of work still to do but this will open up a new world of applications to users of Plasma and other Linux desktops, it will mean we have the world's biggest application ecosystem with Plasma Mobile, as well as being an invaluable developer tool.

    So yeah, it is interesting but the project is quite early state. It kinda explains why there are no screenshots or videos. 01:04, 27 July 2015 (EDT)
  • It seems there have been a major progress in last few months. This news, Are Millions Of Android Apps Headed Towards Plasma Desktop This Year (2016)? shows the screenshot of Shashlik running the login screen of Spotify and has a video of Flappy Bird. I also found the video of Spotify's login screen. Still no release or major official announcements, but it is now much more promising. 01:52, 14 February 2016 (EST)
  • First beta version v0.9 is released. (Shashlik 0.9.0 Release – Deb Kubuntu Package) Requires latest Kubuntu with KDE5 to run. I haven't tried yet and the comment section suggests not many people succeeded to make it run yet, but I guess it is still a major progress. 20:02, 21 February 2016 (EST)

Nox emulator

Apparently Nox is another new Android emulator. Anyone have any information about it?


VMOS is an Android application that can run another Android virtual machine in current Android system. Google Play 01:07, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

Add ADB input automation availability column to table

Although a bit odd for emulators in general, quite some people use an Android emulator so they can use some sort of input automation on the computer. This is usually achieved using the Android Debug Bridge, a "developer" feature that gets used for quite a lot of other things. Emulators differ in how easy the ADB is enabled (ranging from on-by-default, to configuration needed, to no ADB option). --Artoria2e5 (talk) 23:22, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

Windows Subsystem for Android ?

Windows 11 introduced Windows Subsystem for Android, which allows Android applications to run in Windows.

Name Platform(s) Version VM Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
Windows Subsystem for Android Windows 1.7.32815.0 Hyper-V High 12:43, 9 December 2021 (UTC)


Since last year, in addition to Anbox, there is also Waydroid ( to run Android on GNU/Linux systems.

  • This has been out for a while, why has no one added this to the list? This is much more superior and performant than Anbox due to the way it runs on the Linux kernel-level and other differences.
  • Update: HUGE thanks to the maintainer Ahayri for adding it to the list and revamping the entire order of which the emulators are shown in the chart to prioritize actual good/FLOSS/bs-free emulators and bring the crappy adware-ridden emulators down the list, giving them much less spotlight and instead giving it to emulators that actually deserve it, now that's what I like to see in an emulator chart like this! P.S: I believe that Waydroid also has an ARM variant the same way Anbox does (Since it's listed in the Supported CPUs and Supported GPUs list) so I think you should it to the "Mobile / ARM" section of the chart as well.
  • Update 2: WayDroid had been added to the "Mobile / ARM" section of the chart, big thanks to Ahayri once again.

Google Play Games for PC

Google started closed beta test of "Google Play Games for PC", an application for running android games on windows.