How To Install Ubuntu Touch Emulator On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Canonical has decided to create Mir, their own display server as a replacement for the good old X.org. The initial plan was to integrate Unity 8 and Mir (which is already used on the first stable version of Ubuntu Touch) in the desktop version of Ubuntu 13.10, but this idea was postponed due to some performance issues.

Because the Ubuntu Touch apps cannot be tested on the desktop versions of Ubuntu since they don’t use the same desktop environment version and display server, an experimental Ubuntu Touch Emulator is now available, simulating the Unity 8 and Mir environment from the Ubuntu Touch.

How To Install Ubuntu Touch Emulator On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

For now, it is still under massive development and does not have many features integrated. But, despite this, Ubuntu Touch Emulator can be installed and tested on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.

Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Ubuntu Touch Emulator on 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr systems:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install android-emulator
$ cp -r /usr/share/android/emulator/ ~/
$ cd ~/emulator/
$ ./build-emulator-sdcard.sh
$ ./run-emulator.sh

How to install Ubuntu Touch Emulator on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr systems:

$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install android-emulator
$ cp -r /usr/share/android/emulator/ ~/
$ cd ~/emulator/
$ ./build-emulator-sdcard.sh
$ ./run-emulator.sh

For more information, see the Ubuntu Touch Emulator Wiki. via lffl.org

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