If you are an HP TouchPad owner, you might have heard of the Android Compatibility Layer (ACL) for webOS, a Kickstarter project from Phoenix International Communications (PIC). The project can be easily explained: run Android apps on the TouchPad without dual-booting to Android.
Two days ago, PIC tweeted that they sent out the preview release to kickstarter backers, giving us (me included) a chance to look at ACL before the general public.
Continue reading Review: ACL™ for webOS Preview 0.6.0-4
Not only is it rare to see a major application or development for webOS announced these days but in a strange happenstance two such announcements hit the web back-to-back. The Open webOS (OwOS) team broke the news on Alpha 3 and updated their wiki yesterday. Currently there isn’t a release available for Alpha 3 but it is important to note that the webOS Ports team has added Virtual Box support along side GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus and 1st Gen Asus Nexus 7 support. And this morning, Phoenix International Communications (PIC) begain emailing pre-release testers instructions for ACL for webOS installations. Still no timeline for the rest of us though. Read on for the message from PIC.
Continue reading Project updates – Open webOS hits Alpha 3, ACL for webOS pushes pre-release
In posts released yesterday from Phoenix International Communications on their facebook and twitter accounts it seems ACL for webOS’ public release is imminent. It’s a quick blurb but at this point, those hungry for ACL for webOS release news will take the smallest morsels to satisfy their need.
Continue reading ACL for webOS closer than ever but still no timeline
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.
Continue reading UPDATE – ACL for Touchpad public release delayed…again