Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/189036/android-is-based-on-linux-but-what-does-that-mean/
Android may be based on Linux, but it’s not based on the type of Linux system you may have used on your PC. You can’t run Android apps on typical Linux distributions and you can’t run the Linux programs you’re familiar with on Android.
Because of price some people bought Chromebooks to run Linux using the developer mode but I'm not sure the result is as good as on a normal laptop. It's a shame because the Chrome OS is too limited.
The statement is made:
That’s why some people think the term GNU/Linux should be used for “Linux distributions” like Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, Fedora, Arch, openSUSE, and others.
I find it interesting that the GNU at http://www.gnu.org/home.html specificly decries some (if not all) of these distros as not Free as the GNU was intended.
You need to instal one android emulator on your linux
Not all Android apps use the Dalvik runtime environment. That's why some (Dalvik) apps would run on my old Velocity Micro Cruz T301 tablet (MIPS CPU), but "native" apps (written for the ARM environment, not Dalvik/Java) would not install.
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