This is a great news for people who would like get all their Android fun right inside Ubuntu. Yes, now you can play your 3-D Android games and run all those nifty Android apps on your computer running Ubuntu.
Android, as you already know, is an operating system for mobile devices such as smart phones and Tablet PCs. So just like you can create a virtual machine in Ubuntu and run practically any operating system, you can also install AndroVM to run a virtual machine for the android operating system. If you are already using something like VirtualBox in order to run Windows inside Ubuntu you are already familiar with the concept.
This blog post on UbuntuVibes goes through the entire procedure of installing AndroVM inside Ubuntu and then doing all the things that you normally do with your Android devices, such as connecting to Google Play, downloading applications and games from there, and enjoying them.