#PMChallenge Virtualization of Android for testing or trail purposes

  1. G_Suraj_Parui_tlzZ Eclair Feb 7, 2019

    G_Suraj_Parui_tlzZ, Feb 7, 2019 :
    (Edit : Trial not trail)
    Hello OnePlus Community!

    Well have you ever wished that you could try suspicious apps (from play store or from apks from websites?) but not have to worry about the app leaving traces or worse peeking your activity? What if you are a developer and you don't want your app to screw up your phone while testing it on your phone?

    Here is the solution, Virtualization! To put it simply it is a software that allows you to run an OS inside another/same OS (OS-ception if you will) Well theoretically virtualiztion can allow you to run any OS but right now we would focus on running Android inside Android.

    Basically, it would be an app (or setting) that would allow you to run OxygenOS (Or Android) inside it. As soon as the app is closed all the data and settings done inside of it would be deleted and all changes made in the virtual box (inside the app) would not affect the main runtime of your phone! Basically a do whatever you wanna do heaven!

    Ok showing this in pictures would be quite difficult as it is a literally OS-ception. But I'll try!
    Ok so as you see it is the entire android runtime running inside the main android runtime the difference here is if you close the virtual box then whatever effect you had inside the virtual box would get deleted!

    P.S. I know this is already a huge ask but letting users access old and beta versions of OOS inside the virtual box for testing would be epic!

    Who are the users?
    Everyone who wants to test apps or setting without having to worry about having it screw up the phone!

    What is the proposed function?
    Allowing people to have a separate runtime of the android inside android!

    What is the user value?
    Users and developers would have a safe zone to try out new things in android or apps!

    If there are existing comparable functions in the smartphone industry, how is your proposed feature superior?
    No one in the smartphone industry really has something like this. Only available on windows and linux.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019

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  2. Baymax Starting Point Expert Feb 8, 2019

    Baymax, Feb 8, 2019 :
    So essentially a virtual console for Android?

  3. G_Suraj_Parui_tlzZ Eclair Feb 8, 2019