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  1. Nevertells

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    Disclaimer: I am just posting this to keep you all informed about Application Compatibility Layer(ACL) by Phoenix International Communications(PIC)and nothing more. I am not in any way related or associated with PIC. If fact I am quite skeptical that this software will ever see the light of day. But if it does and works as they claim it will, it could change the face of running Android apps on the TouchPad. I read somewhere that they took over after the company that originally developed ACL to make it possible to run Android on a variety of devices besides the TouchPad either dropped the TouchPad or ACL all together. Not sure which.

    If you are not aware, they are developing ACL software for the TouchPad that they claim will run Android apps without having to even install Android on one's tablet. Earlier this summer they ran a Kickstarter campaign to raise $35,000 and ended up with over $45,000 pledged. They originally planned to release the software in July, but slipped the release date to the end of September. They continue to post updates of Android apps running on a TouchPad here:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects...apps-in-webos-on-the-hp-touchpad/posts/556045

    There are 25 updates available to look at, so be sure to hit the "previous update" button to view the lot of them. Also check back from time to time as PIC continues to add updates every few days.

    You can also visit their Store which as of right now only has ACL for WebOS for preorder, Phoenix tshirts and keychains for sale. Unless you are one of the hundreds that committed Kickstarter money who are promised at least one copy of the software, I would not recommend you preorder anything. Until this software is released and has been reviewed by reputable sources, I would suggest you keep your wallet in your pocket.

    Phoenix International Communications Store

    Also, here is a link to another website they are maintaining. There is some interesting reading there: PIC - Phoenix International Communications

    You might want to scroll down the right side of the page and read about the one guy who pledged $7500 and see what he is getting for his money. Wish I had that kind of money to burn. Imagine how happy he is going to be if this turns out to be vaporware.

    P.S. Here is a link to the company that is said to have developed ACL:

    OpenMobile: Company Overview
     

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    I am a representative of Phoenix. I can say very surly it will get released :) we are hard at work on it. I'm here to answer any questions you may have, so let me know.
     
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    Welcome and please jump over to the linked thread and feel free to participate:

    Running Android Through WebOS - HP Touchpad - RootzWiki

    There has been over 2000 views of this thread and few comments.

    You are more than welcome to post links to any new updates on YouTube.

    And for what it is worth, I recently checked your Kickstarter page and Facebook and you have not posted any updates since around Aug.6th. Might want to keep that current to keep interest alive.

    As for questions, I would be interested in how you plan to market your program to what I think is your most promising market, TouchPad owners who are not aware of Android via rooting or are not technically adept enough to attempt to root one, as well as the totally oblivious to Android.
     
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