Twitter user @pixiet35 shared a video link with @pivotCE. The title of the video suggests it was not for the masses to see but is remniscent of Phoenix International Communication’s other “The App that I want on webOS” episode videos. At any rate, here it is.
Unless you’re just coming back to webOS from another platform or you’ve been hiding under a mobile-tech rock, you are aware that Phoenix International Communications has partnered with OpenMobile to create the Android Compatibility Layer for the HP Touchpad. This impressive undertaking theoretically brings the (almost) entirety of the Android app catalog to webOS. I say almost because it is based off of Android 2.3 so apps requiring Android 3+ won’t work…yet.
Josh Marinacci is no stranger to Palm, webOS, or the community of the webOS Nation. As a former member of the webOS Developer Relations team his presence was one of trust and support within the now defunct Palm, Inc. and worldwide webOS developers. And while Josh has since moved on to Nokia, his affinity for webOS is reaffirmed in his own words; “it’s still my favorite OS”. We of the webOS Nation are glad to hear that.