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Run Android Apps in webOS on the HP Touchpad

A project in Wilmington, DE by Phoenix International Communications

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Expand the capabilities of the HP Touchpad by giving it the power to run Android Apps in webOS.
Backers: 750
Average Pledge Per Backer: $61

Funded: $45,533 of $35,000
Dates: Apr 28th -> May 23rd (25 days)
Project By: Phoenix International Communications
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Latest News

The App that I want on webOS [Episode 7]

May 21st - via:
We are less than 20 hours to go people! And we're on track to reach 750 backers before the campaign ends! All webOS users know how well Skype is integrated on webOS thanks to its amazing Synergy system, but we can say it could require some... (Read More)

The App that I want on webOS [Episode 6]

May 21st - via:
We are over 710 backers!!! Thank you all for the continue support you are showing to us and webOS! We have received many requests about the possibility to use browsers that could give a sense of "freshness" to the web browsing on ours webOS... (Read More)

The App that I want on webOS [Episode 5]

May 18th - via:
The stock browser on the HP Touchpad was pretty decent when it was first released, but now is starting to show its age, especially when you consider the recent developments with HTML 5, lacking proper support for quite a number of new technologies... (Read More)

The App that I want on webOS [Episode 4]

May 17th - via:
Today having a cloud space is one of the most useful thing for everyone who travels and/or use multiple devices in most disparate places, like works, schools, and universities. One of the services (if not one of the founding fathers) who provides... (Read More)

The App that I want on webOS [Episode 3]

May 16th - via:
A train, a plane, a subway car, a break at work: everywhere is an opportunity to enjoy a good movie or the latest episode of your favorite TV series that was broadcast just when you were out with friends last night. For those who have not figured out... (Read More)

The App that I want [Episode 2]

May 15th - via:
Netflix - Alpha Version Throughout the past 10 days people have been clamoring for the Netflix application. Although we have many weeks ahead in development, we already have a working Alpha of the Netflix application running.  Obviously you will see... (Read More)

The App that I want on webOS [Episode 1]

May 14th - via:
Donations have continued to pour in through PayPal and Kickstarter. This shows your determination and desire to contribute in these important projects for webOS. For this we are truly greatful. Today though and throughout the next 8 remaining days... (Read More)

Reaching the Stars Together

May 11th - via:
Thank You to everyone that helped push us over the 35,000 mark. Soon you will all be running the long overdue ACL Software right on your own Touchpad!  Many of you have contacted us and asked us to please add Stretch Goals to our list so you can... (Read More)

We are over 50% to our goal!

May 4th - via:
We've passed the half of our goal! And all this was made possible by your fantastic enthusiasm! To celebrate we asked some of our members to shoot small videos saying which applications they would like to use on webOS. Enjoy the video and keep -... (Read More)

The Phoenix has Risen with 300

May 2nd - via:
We're feeling the love! Thank you to all those that have been so supportive for PIC and this project! To show our appreciation we've added a few new awards that might get your attention. In the celebration we want to see just what app takes your Got... (Read More)

Amazon Appstore on webOS Touchpad

April 30th - via:
So many of our supporters have been pushing to know how to get apps onto the Touchpad with ACL. What app store's will be available? What kind of apps can we expect in the store? To simply give you words doesn't satisfy us, so enjoy this little... (Read More)

HP TouchPad could eventually run Android apps without leaving webOS (Kickstarter)

April 29th - via:
HP discontinued the HP TouchPad tablet nearly two years ago — just a few months after launching the 9.7 inch tablet running webOS software. The company also stopped making webOS hardware and started the process of converting webOS to an open source project and eventually selling it to LG for use on televisions. While that means webOS isn’t exactly a dead platform, it’s been a while since we’ve seen any new features. But if all goes according to plan, an independent team of developers could offer a major update for the discontinued HP TouchPad: The ability to run Android apps as if they were native webOS apps. (Read More)

OpenMobile ACL For webOS Hits Kickstarter (video)

April 29th - via:
Phoenix International Communications has this month launched a new Kickstarter campaign to resurrect the OpenMobile ACL for webOS. (Read More)

You've Asked, We've Answered

April 28th - via:
We have been inundated with questions, which is great to see such enthusiasm for our project!  Read up on the latest information and don’t forget to spread the word.... (Read More)

OpenMobile ACL for webOS resurrected on Kickstarter, hopes to bring Android apps to HP Touchpad

April 28th - via:
The promise of OpenMobile's Application Compatibility Layer is enticing: seamlessly run Android apps on another operating system as if it was meant to be there. Unfortunately for fans of Palm's last hurrah, the project's webOS port died with the HP Touchpad. That won't stop dedicated fans, however -- Phoenix International Communications plans to resurrect webOS ACL. Taking the project to Kickstarter, the team is showing an early build on an HP Touchpad, seamlessly running Android apps in cards alongside native webOS applications. (Read More)

New Kickstarter project aims to finish OpenMobile ACL, run Android apps in webOS on HP TouchPad

April 28th - via:
The HP TouchPad is no stranger to Android, getting a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich as well as its own CyanogenMod builds. The webOS tablet was also once the target of a project called the Application Compatibility Layer (ACL) from a company named OpenMobile that aimed to get the TouchPad to run Android apps inside of webOS. OpenMobile got the software up and running, but the project eventually stagnated. Now another group known as Phoenix International Communications is teaming up with OpenMobile to kickstart development on the ACL and get it out to the public. (Read More)

Phoenix teams up with OpenMobile to Kickstart the ACL for TouchPad

April 28th - via:
Way back in 2012 we were introduced to OpenMobile, a company working to build what they called an "Application Compatibility Layer" for running Android apps on Open webOS. They've demonstrated it running in the webOS emulator, but what about on a real live functioning device? That's been elusive. And at CES 2013 we stopped by OpenMobile's booth, only to find no sign of the webOS ACL. Despite the dreams and wishes of many, we wrote off the ACL as not coming back. With webOS now open source and the property of LG and a release on mobile hardware that could run those Android apps looking less likely, why bother with the investment to finish the work? (Read More)

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