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Is there any way of doing this in 13.04? If so, can you also provide a step-by-step instruction on how to do it ?

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What is the purpose? Is this for development? –  thefourtheye May 5 '13 at 5:58
no, I just want to play android app (free) like in windows (Bluestacks) –  user128712 May 5 '13 at 6:04

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  1. Install VirtualBox Install virtualbox from the Ubuntu Software Center.
  2. Download this file.
  3. Create a new Virtual Machine with the steps mentioned here.
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Looks like the download link is not working anymore. –  Ashwini Chaudhary Oct 29 '14 at 18:28
I think this one should help: cloud.genymotion.com/page/launchpad/download –  Ashwini Chaudhary Oct 29 '14 at 18:31
Also guide link is broken –  afsharm Feb 9 at 7:02
@afsharm guide link fixed! (peer review pending...) –  Adam Mosheh May 20 at 3:03

It is bit long process but I found a blog which having step by step instruction to install android emulator on ubuntu.s Check this blog Run Android Emulator on Ubuntu 13.04.

Edit: Genymotion is again a good option, this is the guide to Install GenyMotion in ubuntu 13.04

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You can also apparently install Google services... see here. –  Wilf Feb 15 '14 at 23:17
Oh, and it works :D - Ubuntu 13.10, Genymotion 2.1.1 –  Wilf Feb 15 '14 at 23:33
The first link in this answer (run android emulator...) and third link (install genymotion...) lead to dead links (apparently removed by blogspot). –  Sri Aug 24 '14 at 8:57

Install an app called Genymotion and the rest will just flow...the best android emulator available on Ubutu

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The guide is for VirtualBox, so not OS specific and should work for all versions of Ubuntu. It will take you about 10 minutes to install.

Download the boot-disk from http://www.android-x86.org

  • Android 4.2: Android-x86-4.2-devel
  • Android 4.3: Android-x86-4.3-devel
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This link is the best step-by-step explanation for me: How to Install Android in VirtualBox

You may install VirtualBox using your package manager.

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Download the SDK from here http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

and install ia32-libs (if you are using 64 bit system)

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
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