01/17/2013, 05:52 AM
Translated from WebOS-blog.De
Many readers have given me in the past few days a link to the press release from open mobile sent that soon a small app want to offer that makes possible native like webOS apps on webOS there Android apps to run. Since I'm just now at CES in Las Vegas I took advantage of the opportunity and you popped at Open Mobile and I am really excited. The small company radiates a genuine enthusiasm for the project and love webOS. Of course, they offer the application compatibility layer (ACL) for Windows, Linux, Meego and co. on but they love all webOS operating system.
I have really long talk with the Nice gentlemen and ladies and us exchanged. They knew also the webOS blog and enjoy about my help, but now erstmal from the front: open mobile plant this project already quite a long time and were very long and hard in contact with HP. They had often with Richard Kerris dates and an entscheidener should a day after pharmacist buried the webOS devices take place on August 19. Kerris has to cancel the appointment and therefore it stood long in limbo. Here was a long calm. The chiefs of open mobile had contact resumed in the new year with Meg Whitman and the project to finish, but this is only if HP further cooperates or until they wait, are now wanted to webOS open source is.
How the whole thing works? Relatively simple in theory. When you invoke an APK file (Android installations) the ACL sets including webOS and puts an icon like any other webOS app to the app as normal. If you then open the app it launches like a normal webOS app in a card and it has all the benefits of webOS multi-tasking.
On the lower left side, you have still the typical Android buttons to navigate in the app. It should run any app thanks to a Dalvik VM and the like any other webOS app natively. The Amazon Android store can be installed of course sooner or later with a little reworking of presumably also the Android market. OpenGL apps are supported, as well, the complete datasheet can be found at this link in PDF format. I've also seen a demo, it ran but on a Windows Tablet in the webOS emulator from the SDK. Currently there as I said are still a few minor issues with "real" webOS devices, is however worked. I get a real video yet soon sent so that you can convince you yourself. For me anyway, it all sounds very very exciting! And Yes, that should run on webOS smartphones.