Can you run a virtual machine on Android?

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Sep 5, 2020, 12:11:30 PM via Website

VMOS is a virtual machine app on Android, that can run another Android OS as the guest operating system. Users can optionally run the guest Android VM as a rooted Android OS. The VMOS guest Android operating system has access to the Google Play Store and other Google apps. The app itself when downloaded is the base virtualization core, however the Android operating system image for the guest OS is downloaded when the app is first opened up. Being that the guest operating system is in a virtualized environment, any configurations like a rooted android kernel on the guest, would not affect the host Android operating system or device. Due to this, via VMOS allows running a rooted Android operating system on the phone via virtualization without the device actually being rooted, and thus no issues with warranty or with the cellular carrier/provider. Being a virtual machine, the guest Android operating system has a separate disk image, and thus if a virus or other threat does something malicious in the guest operating system, it will not affect the host device and the host operating system.

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Sep 5, 2020, 12:35:09 PM via Website

The Horizon Mobile app released by the VMware has the ability to create a completely independent OS and app environment in your mobile based on the hardware resources of your smartphone. Yet its known the limited battery, processing and memory will limit the VMs ability to function freely. This solution is mostly used by companies that allow employees to use their personal phones to execute official tasks by just logging into the virtual environment created specifically for office work.

Also, it’s important to note that Apple discourages virtual machines on their devices with the fear that Android will be executed on their hardware. Therefore we don’t see VMs for IOS as much as we see VMs for Android.

lBochs or Limbo app allows running virtual machines with Windows 10, Ubuntu or Linux on smartphones. Note that you have to download a disk image from the Internet. A disk image of Windows 7 is usually about 1.5GB.

A more viable less restricted and productive way of doing this is using a DaaS that supports mobile clients or allows the mobile browser to fully operate the VM.

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