05/01/2013, 02:37 PM
Technically speaking, that's an answer. An honest one too. But practically speaking, it's a shoehorned solution that piggybacks on Amazon's solution, as so many non-Google sanctioned Shenzen Android tablets use as a cobbled workaround to address the app question. And at least those can push ICS or better now.
Originally Posted by rwhitby
I appreciate their effort, and all real contributions to the platform are fantastic news. But I tend to agree with RumoredNow. With OM's rep, the status of the current working model, etc, it seems pretty inappropriate to jump a Kickstarter campaign for this. It's not actually "open," they're offering to sell us something that was supposedly finished two years ago, and they have done little to nothing to add to the value or update it from two year old tech.
Best of luck, but I will save what contributions I have for Open webOS and for Phoenix hardware not associated with OM and this ACL stuff until proven wrong. Hopefully the harsh criticisms will be addressed in short order.
Edit: And I would add, if there had just been a "donate" button to try to "finish and release ACL," I may have been on board straight away.