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Android virtual machine running on Openstack Clouds

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This is the first ever project that ports Android OS into an image that can be used to create Android virtual machines running on Openstack clouds with full virtualisation support. Currently we only support Android 4.4 Kitkat 64bit distribution.

Instructons on how to create the image yourself:

This image is not perfect yet. Contributors are welcome!

This work is done by Chathura Madhusanka Sarathchandra Magurawalage as a part of his research activities at Network Convergence Laboratory (NCL), University Of Essex

Related Research Projects:
*EU-funded FP7 Project MONICA (Mobile Cloud Computing: Networks, Services and Architecture).
*EU-funded FP7 Project CLIMBER (Cross-Layer Investigation and Integration of Computing and Networking Aspects of Mobile Social Networks).
*EU-funded FP7 Project EVANS (End-to-end Virtual Resource Management..)

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  • Virtio kernel modules loaded on Androidx86
  • Automatically fetch nova keypair from the openstack metadata service
  • Automatically start SSH daemon on boot


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Intended Audience

Engineering, Science/Research, System Administrators, Telecommunications Industry

User Interface

Command-line, Console/Terminal

Programming Language

Java, Unix Shell


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