Today, Canonical unveiled a new service for business, Anbox Cloud. With this new service, businesses can distribute Android applications through the cloud in a container environment. Host apps in the cloud, and businesses can use the service to know which apps are safe and device-independent. Canonical says the technology will be used for cloud games, enterprise workplace applications, software testing and mobile virtualization.
If you’re a Linux user, if you’ve ever looked for a solution to run an Android app on the desktop, you might know or use Anbox. In Anbox Cloud, many canonical technologies in the software stacks such as Ubuntu 18.04 LTS kernel, LXD container, MAAS, and Juju were introduced. In addition, Canonical’s Ubuntu Advantage support program will provide ongoing support and security updates for up to a decade.
Stephan Fabel, director of products at Canonical, commented on the news by saying:
Driven by emerging 5G networks and edge computing, millions of users will benefit from accessing satirical rich Android on-demand applications on the platform of their choice. Today, businesses can deliver high-performance, high-density computing remotely to any device in a low-cost, cost-effective manner.
Canonical has selected Packet, a leading cloud computing infrastructure provider, to deploy Anbox Cloud locally and globally in the forward world. The Ubuntu manufacturer has also partnered with Ampere (ARM) and Intel (x86) as chip partners to ensure that these hardware options are optimized for customers who want to build services on Anbox Cloud.