Is it possible to just run Android applications without running/emulating/porting the whole Android setup to the Raspberry Pi? I\'ve tried to search the forum and Google but the forum posts I could find were about porting all of Android over and most of the Google results were either that or doing stuff under Win32/64 with a x86 or x64 CPU.
Or is it possible to run the Android Emulator on ARM itself and not take the speed hit of QEMU that the Android SDK emulator causes by emulating ARM? Some form of visualization or run the Dalvik VM and core libraries directly on whatever Linux distro we run, say Arch ARM? Would that be sufficient to get most Android apps running or is there a big step I\'m missing?
looks to be something closer to the SDK emulator for Windows but BlueStacks
have an interesting product that lets you run Android apps under Windows, are there any similar projects for Linux on Arm?
According to the Dalvik wiki page on Wikipedia, there\'s a product called Alien Dalvik
which there\'s a YouTube video demo
but no download for. It uses an Android Dalvik compatible VM called Turbo Dalvik which the also claim is significantly faster. Version 2 of Alien Dalvik appears to be a h.264 streaming cloud based
which is useless if you\'ve not got a fast always-on internet connection.
There\'s a similar-looking project to Alien Dalvik v1 called IcedRobot
with what appear to be similar aims but with little (if any) actual practical success so far.
There\'s Dalvik isolated from the rest of the Android stack
but presumably that\'s not sufficient, is it?
My end goal is to run say Napster and NDrive/TomTom on a model B Ras Pi. I\'m more than happy to scurry off to do more research but any direction would be greatly appreciated.