ACL for webOS is back! The first release having been pulled back in December, issues around GPL code have hopefully now been resolved and release number 1.2.0 is available for Kickstarter backers and those who pre-ordered.
You should note that PIC advise doctoring your Touchpad prior to install, so having downloaded and secured the precious package, you might want to hold off and backup your device properly before proceeding to doctor and install your new toy.
It seems a full public release has not yet happened, but you can expect a review soon here on pivotCE. Check the new thread for this release on the webOS Nation forum or tell us your experiences in the comments below.
Not happy. It’s been a bad day in webOS-land but it started out quite the opposite. At 12:52 AM (EST) I received an email while I slept from Phoenix International Communications informing me that ACL for webOS v1.0 was just a click away…license code and all.
To say I was overjoyed, relieved, and excited when I found the email waiting for me this morning would be an understatement.
From April 28, 2013 to this very morning, the community has waited for it. The community brought it to life with a $45,000 kickstarter project. The community invested in it emotionally as well since some saw it as the last chance for webOS (it’s not, by the way).
UPDATE: ACL for webOS has been suspended by OpenMobile pending software fixes first reported in the “read this” link below.
That’s right, folks. The public release of ACL for webOS version 1.0 is here and available for your purchasing-downloading-license-registering…oh, and using pleasure. The long awaited and highly anticipated ability to run Android apps (provided they are compatible with Android 2.3.x and below) on your HP TouchPad within webOS has arrived.
When Steve Jobs pulled out the iPhone at Macworld 2007 it was a game changer. Smart phones became what they are today because the iPhone flipped the market on its proverbial lid. Google built a search engine into a billion dollar industry and the web has never been the same because they changed the game. Say what you want about Microsoft but when they licensed their software and NOT hardware it changed the computer market forever. Similarly, mobile computing was in its infancy when Palm and US Robotics came along and released the Palm 1000. The PDA market exploded because Palm changed the game.
Each game-changer was innovative, fresh, and excited people. Palm recaptured that exciting spirit at CES in 2009 with the debut of the Palm Pre. But after HP stopped developing webOS hardware in 2011 it all but killed the innovation of webOS to the mobile world and fans of the platform were left without hope it would ever reach competitive market share. Open webOS was born but that game was so new it didn’t have a rule book. The game was over before it really began or so it seemed. Continue reading webOS Internals founder to OM/PIC “Too little, too late”→
A lot of the buzz this year has been around the Application Compatibility Layer for the Touchpad which enables Android apps to run under webOS. It is hopefully close to official release and there is a possibility that if it is successful, the Pre3 may be its next destination. But until then, let’s say hello to our friends in the Russian Federation – particulary Nikolay Nizov. Would you like Android in a card on your Pre3?