I see there are some nice apps being developed for Ubuntu touch and that some of them support larger screens. Now, I would like to run some of these apps on my desktop? Is this possible at the moment? If so, how could it be done?
It's all done with the help of a PPA. All you have to do is to open a terminal and run the following command (you will need to be root):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-touch-coreapps-drivers/daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install touch-coreapps
When the installation finishes, you can find the application in Unity Dash. According to Alan Pope, the apps have been tested on Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 14.04.
There is experimental emulator for ubuntu 14.04, when someone have it it can be installed from repositories:
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 other cases I recommend: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Emulator
Hope it helps :)