Android and Google Play Store on a PinePhone?
#21
(11-07-2019, 09:13 PM)Solra Bizna Wrote: I have a friend who's very interested in open-friendly hardware and wants a PinePhone, but is stuck deeply in Google's service ecosystem. Ability to use Android and Google Play Store is a make or break feature for him. He said he'll preorder a PinePhone if (and only if) that is possible. What should I tell him?

Perhaps the Astro Slide from Planet Computers has something to offer in terms of coding that can be reverse engineered for putting Android on the Pinephone.
  Reply
#22
(10-24-2021, 08:50 PM)Secular_Squirrel Wrote:
(11-07-2019, 09:13 PM)Solra Bizna Wrote: I have a friend who's very interested in open-friendly hardware and wants a PinePhone, but is stuck deeply in Google's service ecosystem. Ability to use Android and Google Play Store is a make or break feature for him. He said he'll preorder a PinePhone if (and only if) that is possible. What should I tell him?

Perhaps the Astro Slide from Planet Computers has something to offer in terms of coding that can be reverse engineered for putting Android on the Pinephone.

It looks like Planet are still using MediaTek, so using closed blobs which won't help. The problem as I understand it is that we don't have the hardware abstraction code layer that's usually provided by the hardware manufacturer, so while the core of AOSP works in things like GloDroid, interaction with hardware for things like sensors and telephony doesn't.

Waydroid is looking promising although you would need to install GApps into the Android image manually. Providing something to automate that step has been mentioned, so it might get easier.
  Reply
#23
I loved it when the local Danish transport companies offered 'SMS tickets' alongside the apps.  Sadly that stopped some time ago.   That would have been just fine for me with a PinePhone.
Web Developer, Drone Pilot, Recumbent Cycling Enthusiast
https://jimmpratt.me
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Slarm64 on PinePhone [Unofficial Slackware ARM - 64 bit] acid andy 19 4,633 01-19-2022, 03:03 PM
Last Post: acid andy
  HowTo: Get a passcode from DUO Mobile working on the Pinephone kop316 2 1,136 01-16-2022, 03:46 PM
Last Post: michel_luc
  Amazfish on Pinephone pagesix1536 8 3,371 01-12-2022, 10:30 AM
Last Post: johns
Video PinePhone "click" or "tic" GrapeJuice 2 146 01-10-2022, 02:39 PM
Last Post: GrapeJuice
  Common Lisp on the PinePhone duncan_bayne 2 1,844 01-08-2022, 12:13 AM
Last Post: duncan_bayne
Exclamation PinePhone keyboard usability: no phone ring with headphones e1337 16 2,096 01-03-2022, 05:34 AM
Last Post: e1337
  Fedora + Phosh for PinePhone njha 71 59,411 12-31-2021, 06:34 PM
Last Post: Alho
Bug My experience running desktop Linux on PinePhone Subsentient 5 534 12-31-2021, 05:41 PM
Last Post: Subsentient
  DFinity IC OS on Pinephone quasimotoca 0 84 12-31-2021, 03:17 PM
Last Post: quasimotoca
  Latest firmware for PinePhone modem! Subsentient 81 55,191 12-31-2021, 08:23 AM
Last Post: bcnaz

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)