Canonical is working to make it easier for companies to distribute applications from the cloud with the release of a new platform called Anbox Cloud. Anbox Cloud can be used to containerize workloads by using Android as a guest operating system.

According to Canonical, this platform will allow organizations to provide “mobile applications at scale, more securely and independently of a device’s capabilities.” 

The company explained that this ability to offload compute, storage, and energy-intensive applications from devices will allow end-users to consume advanced workloads by streaming them to their devices. This provides developers more control over performance and infrastructure, while also allowing them to scale based on user demand.

Use cases for Anbox Cloud include cloud gaming, enterprise workplace applications, software testing, and mobile device virtualization, Canonical explained.

“Driven by emerging 5G networks and edge computing, millions of users will benefit from access to ultra-rich, on-demand Android applications on a platform of their choice,” said Stephan Fabel, Director of Product at Canonical. “Enterprises are now empowered to deliver high performance, high density computing to any device remotely, with reduced power consumption and in an economical manner.”