How to create a virtual Android device
In addition to running individual Android apps, Anbox Cloud allows you to stream the whole Android experience. The following sections describe how to set up such a virtual Android device experience.
Set up an application for the virtual device
To create a virtual device, you must first set up a basic application. This application will not contain an APK and will therefore start directly into the Android system launcher and provide the full Android experience.
A very simple application manifest for such an application looks like this:
name: vdev instance-type: a4.3
If you want to use a GPU for containers created for your new
vdev application, use an instance type with GPU support, like
Optionally extend the application
If you want to install additional applications that you want to offer as part of the default virtual device, you can extend the application with hooks. For example, you could replace the standard Android launcher with a custom one or change the system locale.
See How to extend an application for instructions.
Create the application
Once the configuration is in place, create the application in AMS:
amc application create vdev
After creating the application, you can stream it through the UI of the Anbox Stream Gateway (see Get started with Anbox Cloud (web dashboard) for more details) or your own custom client application built with the Anbox Streaming SDK.
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