Anbox Cloud: Scalable Android in the cloud

Anbox Cloud is a mobile cloud computing platform that leverages Android as an engine for virtualising mobile workloads. Anbox Cloud is highly scalable and offloads compute, storage and energy-intensive applications from devices to any cloud. Canonical will help you build your custom platform and deploy your applications to accelerate your time-to-market. Anbox Cloud comes with a long-term commercial support offering.

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Anbox Cloud features

  • High container density
  • Commercial support
  • On public and private clouds
  • Works on x86-based architectures
  • Works on ARM-based architectures
  • GPU and GPGPU support

What you can do with Anbox Cloud

  • Game streaming

    • Better unit economics, thanks to high container density
    • Low latency and high frame rates
    • Support for x86 and ARM
    • Adaptive to multiple form factors
  • Virtual devices

    • Virtual live instances in the cloud
    • Client interface available as native or web application
    • Full sensor integration
    • Communication stack enablement
  • Enterprise mobile applications

    • Delivery of on-premise mobile applications
    • Application security
    • Data privacy
    • Advanced applications for AR/VR and wearable use cases
  • Application testing

    • Emulate thousands of different Android devices
    • Simulate a variety of test scenarios thanks to customisable virtual hardware support
    • Flexible integration into your CI/CD infrastructure
    • Low cost due to high container density

From our partners

As small, low-powered devices inundate our world, offloading applications to nearby cloud servers opens up a huge number of opportunities for efficiency, as well as new experiences. We're excited to support the Anbox Cloud team as they grow alongside the worldwide rollout of 5G.

Jacob Smith
Co-founder and CMO

The combination of Ampere’s Arm-based servers with a provisioned virtualisation solution like Canonical’s Anbox Cloud delivers the flexible, high-performance and secure infrastructure that developers need in order to deliver a better user experience for consumers.

Jeff Wittich
SVP of Products at Ampere

Canonical’s inclusion of the Intel Visual Cloud Accelerator Card - Render as part of their newly launched Anbox Cloud solution will enable the delivery of enhanced cloud and mobile gaming experiences on Android devices, supporting an emerging industry opportunity today, and for the upcoming 5G era.

Lynn Comp
Vice President, Data Platforms Group and General manager of the Visual Cloud Division, Intel

On public clouds and on-premises

Ultra scalable

Anbox Cloud builds upon Canonical’s technology stack, deployable on private and public clouds to provide a mobile cloud computing platform capable of deploying Android in containers at hyperscale. Deployments can be fully automated, boot instantly, and orchestrated for elasticity, to perfectly match compute capacity with workloads. And with LXD, container density is at least double that of virtual machines and Docker. These benefits combine to deliver compelling cost savings for applications deployed at scale.


Anbox Cloud is capable of running on any computer architecture. Whether on x86 or ARM — as most Android devices — it delivers top performance. Deployment is just as easy with or without GPU support. This flexibility lets you focus on operating your platforms without worrying about portability and integration.

First class support

Canonical has deep experience in enablement and long term commercial support for large scale cloud deployments. Anbox Cloud comes bundled with the Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure support plan. Your platform and applications will be secured, updated and supported 24/7 for perfect availability. And our partnerships with leading chip manufacturers and cloud providers can deliver service packages optimised for your use case.

Learn about Ubuntu Advantage

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