zOS on Android

Discuss about all tools related to Mainframes but usable in a PC/Computer like Mainframe Simulators, Emulators, Abend Assist etc...

zOS on Android

Postby YCher » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:18 pm

Hi all,

I've spent the better part of two hours looking for a zOS app for android smartphones and came up with nothing.

Am I crazy for even thinking such a thing exists (being impossible due to hardware constraints) or does anyone here know of something like this?

Note: I am talking about a complete virtual machine on an android OS, NOT an 3270 emulator that connects to an existing machine. I am aware of such apps but I need a self-contained app.
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:14 pm
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 0 time

Re: zOS on Android


Re: zOS on Android

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:01 pm

being impossible due to hardware constraints


once upon a time one of the developers of hercules emulator for IBM mainframes
posted pictures of the emulator running on the iPhone
and it was 2012 :mrgreen:

is it possible to port it now ?
certainly yes, given the proper skills

will it be likely to happen soon?
certainly NOT

the set of skills needed to port application to IOS / ANDROID platforms
is quite different from the set of skills needed to develop on normal PC operating systems
When I tell somebody to RTFM or STFW I usually have the page open in another tab/window of my browser,
so that I am sure that the information requested can be reached with a very small effort
Global moderator
Posts: 2926
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:25 pm
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 154 times

Return to Simulators & Emulators