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Anbox Cloud offers a software stack that runs Android applications in any cloud enabling high-performance streaming of graphics to desktop and mobile client devices.

At its heart, it uses lightweight container technology instead of full virtual machines to achieve higher density and better performance per host while ensuring security and isolation of each container. Depending on the target platform, payload, and desired application performance (e.g. frame rate), more than 100 containers can be run on a single machine.

For containerization of Android, Anbox Cloud uses the well established and secure container hypervisor LXD. LXD is secure by design, scales to a large number of containers and provides advanced resource management for hosted containers.

Also have a look at the official Anbox Cloud website for more information.

What Anbox Cloud offers

Anbox Cloud provides management of an entire cluster of machines running the Anbox Cloud software and maintains a single Android system per container. It is based on powerful and battle proven software from Canonical like LXD or Juju.

Its core features are:

  • Simple and straightforward deployment using Juju on any cloud
  • Specialized management service to handle all aspects of the container and application lifecycle while optimizing the cluster for high density, performance and faster container boot times
  • Platform integration tools including a rich SDK to allow integration of existing streaming solutions in the Anbox Cloud platform
  • Support for both x86 and Arm64 hardware
  • Integrates with 3rd party solutions for binary translation solutions on Arm64-only hardware

What’s new in 1.11?

Along with bugfixes and general improvements, Anbox Cloud 1.11 comes with:

  • Client-side virtual keyboard
  • Hardware accelerated video decoding (H.264, Nvidia GPUs only)
  • Experimental WiFi support

Check the release notes for more details.


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0 About
1 /docs Home
1 /docs/overview Overview
0 Installation
1 /docs/installation/installation-requirements Requirements
1 /docs/install-appliance Install Appliance
1 /docs/installation/install-with-juju Install with Juju
1 /docs/installation/installation-quickstart Quickstart
1 /docs/installation/charm-configuration Charm configuration
1 /docs/installation/registering-a-deployment
1 /docs/installation/metrics-collection Metrics collection
0 Operations
1 /docs/installation/installation-customizing Customizations
1 /docs/installation/installation-application-registry Application Registry
1 /docs/installation/upgrading-from-previous-versions Upgrading
1 /docs/installation/adding-additional-lxd-nodes Additional LXD nodes
1 /docs/installation/high-availability High Availability
1 /docs/installation/validation Validation
0 Managing Anbox Cloud
1 /docs/manage/getting-started Getting started
1 /docs/manage/web-dashboard Dashboard
1 /docs/manage/managing-images Images
1 /docs/manage/managing-applications Applications
1 /docs/manage/managing-addons Addons
1 /docs/manage/application-registry Application Registry
1 /docs/manage/managing-containers Containers
1 /docs/manage/capacity-planning Capacity Planning
1 /docs/manage/gpu-support GPU Support
1 /docs/manage/managing-ams-access AMS Access
1 /docs/manage/container-access Container access
1 /docs/manage/benchmarking-a-deployment Benchmarking a deployment
1 /docs/manage/streaming-android-applications Streaming Android Applications
1 /docs/lxd-auto-scaling LXD Auto Scaling
1 /docs/manage/managing-lxd-nodes Managing LXD nodes
0 Using Anbox Cloud
1 /docs/usage/usecase-container-configuration Container configuration
1 /docs/usage/usecase-port-android-application-to-anbox-cloud Port Android application to Anbox Cloud
1 /docs/usage/usecase-streaming-sdk Anbox Streaming SDK
2 /docs/implement-android-native-streaming-client Native streaming client
2 /docs/implement-web-based-streaming-client Web-based streaming client
2 /docs/exchange-out-of-band-data Out-of-band data
2 /docs/integrate-keyboard Client-side virtual keyboard
1 /docs/usage/usecase-application-testing Application testing
1 /docs/usage/usecase-virtual-devices Virtual Devices
0 Monitoring
1 /docs/monitoring/monitoring-installation Installation
1 /docs/monitoring/monitoring-grafana Grafana
1 /docs/monitoring/monitoring-nagios Nagios
0 Reference
1 /docs/reference/ams-rest-api-reference AMS HTTP API
1 /docs/reference/anbox-http-api-reference Anbox HTTP API
1 Anbox Stream Gateway HTTP API
1 Anbox Platform SDK
1 /docs/reference/ams-sdk-api-reference AMS SDK API
1 /docs/ams-configuration AMS Configuration
1 /docs/manage/instance-types-reference Instance Types
1 /docs/reference/anbox-platforms Anbox Platforms
1 /docs/reference/prometheus-metrics Prometheus Metrics
0 Other things
1 /docs/changelog Release notes
1 /docs/roadmap Roadmap
1 /docs/component-versions Component Versions
1 /docs/supported-versions Supported Versions
1 /docs/sdks SDKs
1 /docs/faq FAQ