The problem with Open Mobile is that, over a year later, they haven't released a single version of the ACL to the first platform they committed to last September: MeeGo. You'd think they'd just concentrate their resources on the platforms they committed to just to get the product out there rather than adding even more, right?
Well, no. They just added support for "Connected TVs and Set-Top Boxes" just before August. Hmm.
Heck, the Meego forums are wondering when it'll occur to the webOS users that OM is good at showing a lot of demos and committing to new platforms without releasing a single product: Forum - View Single Post - OpenMobile ACL - Android apps on MeeGo | MeeGo One begins to wonder if they're simply porting the same scripted demo to each platform at this point.
When they finally release a single version to market on any platform, I'll feel a little more confident that it'll ever make it to webOS. Until then, people should rightly consider it vaporware and keep their expectations in check. I'm obviously hoping for the best-case scenario where MeeGo, webOS, and all the other committed-to platforms get their ACL (as they should), but there's really nothing there at present to instill confidence that it'll actually happen other than replies from the OM team that it's coming in Q3...
...and Q3 ends at the end of September, 2012, if you'll recall. The end of this month, 27 days from now. Think it'll happen?
Also, anyone could ask Open Mobile a question and get a positive response to keep attention high, but words mean nothing without action and the big test will be whether or not they end up conveniently "pushing" the release date out.