Can I install an OS capable of running Android apps on Linode?

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Is there any OS available to support installing and running Android apk?

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There seems to be two ways that you can do this: using Linux software such as Anbox, or by installing a custom distribution such as Android-x86.

If you want to take the Linux software route, I'd suggest reading through the following Make Use Of.com article which explains how you can quickly install Anbox using Snapd, which is compatible with most of the distributions that we offer such as Ubuntu/Debian, etc.

The custom OS route seems to be a bit tricker. Essentially, you'd want to find the ISO of the OS that you'd want to install, and follow our Customer Distribution steps. Here are a few helpful links to get you started:

Android Desktop Operating System

Installing Android Oreo on Linux

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