Who here does this?
I am happy enough with some rather old-school forms of computer communication. But as I try to do more meatspace networking in my area, I am increasingly running into people who only text-message each other, using Snapchat, Kik, and others. My ancient Android 2.X phone is basically resigned to PDA duties these days since I cannot afford phone service. And to my amazement, hardly any chat clients offer desktop versions.
So I am thinking about the possibility of installing an Android emulator/IDE and using it as a chat client. My main system is LinuxMint 17.3. But there are compound difficulties that I don’t know the Android nor the chat apps. So I imagine that there might be a curve of getting it working, or even knowing whether or not I’ve gotten it working. A few things I like about this possible arrangement is being able to use wired ethernet and an actual keyboard instead of a phone.
Would it work? Is it crazy? Any ideas or opinions?