The "App Gap" has been widely covered in recent device launches. Whether launching a Smartphone or Tablet, Connected TV or IVI, consumers and technology reviewers have made it clear that Apps are a must-have consumer check list item. Read recent articles and device reviews covering the "App Gap" and how critical Apps are to consumer device adoption.
OpenMobile Runs Android Apps on Tizen Hardware at CES
In a highly competitive marketplace for mobile devices, it's difficult to launch a successful new mobile device without hundreds of thousands of Apps and a vibrant App ecosystem. OpenMobile solves that problem by delivering access to 500,000+ Android apps to your platform.
OpenMobile Welcomes neXva as an AppMall™ Content Partner
Consumer Electronics Show -- OpenMobile World Wide, the creator of the revolutionary Application Compatibility Layer (ACL(TM)) technology which enables Android Apps to run natively on non-Android platforms, today announced a partnership with neXva as one of OpenMobile's independent App content partners.
OpenMobile World Wide Launches AppMall™
The AppMall is offered as a standalone product, in the form of a simple APK preinstalled on ACL empowered devices or as a white label solution where the OEM or carrier can emphasize its own brand
The world's largest independent App superstore for consumers worldwide
Consumer Electronics Show -- OpenMobile World Wide, the creator of the revolutionary Application Compatibility Layer (ACL™) technology enabling Android Apps to run on non-Android platforms, today announced the OpenMobile AppMall™, an App superstore aggregating Apps from independent App stores around the globe.
OpenMobile introduces independent Android app store AppMall
OpenMobile World Wide has announced the OpenMobile AppMall, an app superstore aggregating apps from independent app stores worldwide and created and independent Android App destination. Leveraging OpenMobile's ACL and AppMall, consumer can seamlessly run Android apps on their mobile devices. The OpenMobile AppMall currently supports English and US currency with future AppMall versions expected to support transactions in additional languages and currencies. OpenMobile will debut its AppMall at International CES.
OpenMobile Welcomes neXva as an AppMall(TM) Content Partner
OpenMobile's AppMall will now provide free premium App packages to AppMall users.
"neXva is extremely excited to announce our partnership with OpenMobile. OpenMobile's ACL technology enables our premium quality Apps to run on new platforms and devices all across the globe," said Brian J. Friedman, CEO of neXva.
SHANGHAI, October 10, 2012 – Android Apps run seamlessly on the Tizen In-Vehicle Infotainment system at the GENIVI 7th All-Members Meeting in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre this week, October 9th through 12th. OpenMobile World Wide exhibits their Application Compatibility Layer (ACL) ™ technology on the GENIVI show floor, which allows for Android Apps to be ported to non-Android operating systems on a variety of devices. The GENIVI compliant Tizen In-Vehicle Infotainment solution is equipped with instant access to consumers’ favorite Android Apps from the convenience of a vehicle dashboard.
OpenMobile has been invited to share booth space with Intel Corporation, the manufacturer of the Tizen In-Vehicle Infotainment system. Customers are able to have access to their favorite Android Apps on any device, on any operating system. The Tizen In-Vehicle Infotainment solution is one of many platforms with which Android App compatibility is achieved with OpenMobile’s ACL technology. Come by Intel’s booth on the GENIVI show floor to see OpenMobile’s ACL in action. OpenMobile has been working closely with Intel to bring this technology to market and it will forever change the market trajectory. This groundbreaking technology can bring Android Apps to any In-Vehicle Infotainment platform!
If you would like to ship your In-Vehicle Infotainment system with a robust App ecosystem, schedule a meeting with our Vice President of Sales, Roger Carlhammar, at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 508-665-7096.
Mobile Miscellany: Progress continues to bring Android app compatibility to Nokia N9
MeeGo Harmattan OS is no doubt an elegant and intuitive platform, but with a rather limited app selection, Nokia's had a bit of a rough go when making a case for the N9 smartphone. That may change, however, as the crew at OpenMobile are continuing in their efforts to bring ACL (App Compatibility Layer) to Nokia's former flagship smartphone. To see the latest in developments from OpenMobile, be sure to check the related video.
+400'000 Android apps for MeeGo Harmattan?
Now in June 2012 OpenMobile seems to be working on a compatibility Layer for MeeGo Harmattan, which should give us N9 users access to over 400'000 Android applications.
Update: OpenMobile “dilligently working” to bring ACL to N9
Then, we heard that OpenMobile was bringing their own version known as ACL (App Compatibility Layer). News on that front went silent, except that it was being pushed for Tizen. At the beginning of the month, I tweeted to them about what was going on. They replied with a blog post. All the blog post simply said was that they were working on ACL for MeeGo and posted up the video below. Of course, MeeGo and MeeGo-Harmattan are two different platforms. Raising the question, will it work on the N9?
Who is OpenMobile? And what do they do?
OpenMobile is on a mission to deliver a 100% compatible and highly performant apps ecosystem to every mobile platform on the planet. This seminal idea and our compelling products have the power to change the trajectory of the global mobile marketplace. Consumers do not want a connected device that doesn’t provide a wide array of their favorite apps, and with OpenMobile they will never have this problem.
Tizen can run some Android apps, is starting to look more and more viable
Although we’ve seen Tizen running on smartphone hardware with all the basic features there, the OS has still been missing something very important: apps. That problem, however, has now been addressed by a company called OpenMobile, whose App Compatibility Layer for Tizen seems to be able to run most Android apps on Samsung’s own OS quite well. You can see it in action in the video above, which demonstrates a Tizen-powered tablet running things like Facebook, Guitar Hero 5, and Winamp on Tizen through the compatibility layer, and everything seems to work quite well.
Phoenix Devices loves webOS, wants it on more devices
The guys are known as Phoenix Devices (or possibly Phoenix International Communications), and they freakin’ love webOS. A post on their page explains: “We are a devoted group of people who want to give of our time, skills, and resources in an effort to maintain and foster the growth of the webOS user base. “We know that HP is going to release Open webOS later this year, and that OpenMobile will solve the ecosystem issue by providing us with the ability to run Android apps, but then what?
Run Android Apps on Tizen
Sounds good to be true but OpenMobile World Wide, Inc., via their Application Compatibility Layer (ACL) product, will let you run 400,000+ Android apps on Tizen smartphones, tablets, IVIs, and connected TVs. They promise 100% compatibility, natively run without latencies, with zero developer effort.
Samsung Launching Tizen Smartphone Later This Year, HTC Possibly Joining the Party
Third-party apps developer are also creating a compatibility layer to allow Tizen to also run Android applications, much in the same way that Research in Motion is doing with its QNX-based OS, though the difference here is that the layer won’t be native to Tizen and different handset manufacturers would have to license that software should they want to give their consumers the ability to run Android apps.
Tizen OS Devices To Be Launched This Year
The Tizen Association counts board members not only from Samsung and Intel, but also from carriers like NTT DoCoMo, Orange, NEC, Panasonic, Sprint, Vodafone, SK Telecom and Telefonica.[...] The report also states that major tech manufacturers such as Acer, Asustek Computer and High Tech Computer (HTC) are interested in Tizen and are looking to integrate it in their future lines of devices.
Open Mobile & Open webOS: When, Where and the Competition
Almost everyday we are reminded of what happened on that dark day in August when they killed webOS hardware and got rid of most of everyone in the hardware division; and it looked like the OS was to be suffer the same fate.[...]We want to give you a realistic forecast of how everything is progressing so far. We wanted to let you know everyone at HP and Open Mobile are working as hard as they can so you can have the goodies you all deserve. Everyone knows about Open Mobile because it was trotted out at a mobile event not too long ago and shown off for all to enjoy. We were shown that in fact android apps can run on the webOS ecosystem.
Tizen caught on camera running Android apps
The video shows a Tizen tablet running Android apps. This can't be done natively, but the company Open Mobile is working on a solution called the Application Compatibility Layer (ACL), which is intended to run Android apps as if they were native.
Tizen OS to run Android apps
OpenMobile, is the company which helps to adapt apps, for specific platforms, to run to another as well. The road till the end, when a finalized Tizen-powered device will hit the market, it will not be easy to introduce another platform to the masses, but as a good part, we will not have to worry about the apps, because plenty of them will be ready to use after a negotiate between OpenMobile and Samsung’s “Application Compatibility Layer”.
Tizen OS shown running Android apps on video
OpenMobile is a company that provides an intermediary layer that allows application designed for one platform to run on another. It seems OpenMobile has worked its magic on Tizen OS, by making Android apps compatible to run on the new platform. The demo video shows various Android apps, such as Facebook, Winamp, and some games, running on Tizen OS. From what we can see, the apps seem to run without any noticeable lag, which corresponds nicely to OpenMobile’s claim of a 100% compatibility
OpenMobile to let Android apps run on Tizen
OpenMobile says it is looking for device manufacturers to add its proprietary software to their future Tizen devices so they can run Android applications. The company showed Facebook and Guitar Hero running on an Exo PC at the recent CTIA conference, though not apparently under a Tizen UI. Avideo of the apps running was recorded by The Handheld Blog.
Open Mobile brings Android apps to Tizen: Fledgling Samsung OS could debut with full app lineup
A company called Open Mobile has been demoing a method that allows devices running Tizen, Samsung and Intel's in-house mobile OS, to run apps intended for use on Android devices. As a video from The Handheld Blog shows, the technology could allow for future Tizen devices to circumvent the dearth of apps that typically plagues devices based on alternate operating systems.
There's a new kid on the mobile OS block, and he speaks Android
A video has emerged showing Tizen running on a tablet, and, better yet, executing Android apps. In the video, you can see the Tizen tab running the Facebook app for Android, as well as Guitar Hero.
Open Mobile brings Android support to Tizen OS
A video of the Samsung/Intel-backed Tizen OS running Android applications has appeared online.
Tizen, according to reports, features a program called Application Compatibility Layer (ACL), which enables the device to run applications built using different code. ‘Open Mobile, the company behind ACL,’ says BGR, ‘claims Android apps will be able to run on a Tizen-powered device with 100 per cent compatibility and feature the same responsiveness users would expect on a native Android device.’
Tizen To Run Android Applications
Tizen OS is capable in running Android applications with the help of a program called “Application Compatibility Layer (ACL)”
OpenMobile, a company behind the ACL, claiming that Android applications can be run on Tizen platform with 100% compatibility and the same response as in the actual Android device. Open Mobile hopes the ACL program can be integrated into smartphones and tablets by the manufacturer and not by the user.
First Tizen tablet Able to Operate Android Applications
Tizen was soon agreed on cooperation with the Open Mobile to bring the support of the Application Compatibility Layer (ACL), which claimed the Open Mobile is capable of allowing you to run many Android applications on a Tizen device with 100 percent compatibility rate, and response rates are equivalent to an actual Android device ( native).
Solution of the Open Mobile is clearly aimed at the OEM, not the for the end user. So next up on the decisions of the Tizen device manufacturers to modify their devices in delivering the necessary support for ACL.
Video of Android apps running on…. Tizen?
OpenMobile is a similar solution that hardware makers can add to their devices in order to boost the number of potential mobile apps the handset or tablet can run. The company calls it an ACL, or Application Compatibility Layer, that enables 400,000 Android apps to run as if they were on an Android device.
There’s no indication that Tizen devices will actually use OpenMobile’s solution at this point, however if the first Tizen devices don’t appeal due to a lack of available apps, I could easily envision Samsung chatting with OpenMobile. It may actually make more sense to buy the company outright; especially if Samsung wants a backup plan to using Android on future devices.
Tizen OS will run Android apps -- with a little help from third-party software (video)
As Tizen's open-source OS continues to make its first steps into the world, there's some good news for anyone concerned with a weak app line-up. It looks like both Android versions and Samsung's own Bada SDK will be supported through an application compatibility layer (ACL) which works along similar lines to the Android app player on BlackBerry's Playbook.
OpenMobile lets Android apps run on Tizen phones, tablets
Intel, Samsung, the Linux Foundation and a number of other companies are working together to develop a Linux-based operating system for phones and tablets called Tizen. But like any new platform, there probably won’t be many third party apps available at launch. But theoretically device makers could dramatically improve the number of apps available for Tizen phones and tablets by enabling support for Android apps.
That’s exactly what software from OpenMobile makes possible.
Samsung-backed Tizen OS running Android apps thanks to OpenMobile, spotted on Galaxy S II [Video]
In the video above, you are seeing the Tizen operating system. It is an open source project backed by Intel and Samsung, which runs Android apps thanks to a little help from OpenMobile.
GigaOM suggested Samsung could buy OpenMobile outright to integrate the technology and enable the roughly 400,000 existing Android apps to run on the up-and-coming platform.
Tizen phones and tablets will run Android apps
Part of the beauty of Android is that its open nature allows non-Google developers to make its engine run on other operating systems. RIM introduced it to BlackBerry PlayBook owners in PlayBook OS 2.0, and now it looks like OpenMobile’s ACL (app compatibility layer) will bring the same functionality to Tizen and Meego devices.
Android applications can run on Samsung-backed Tizen OS
The operating system supports a program called Application Compatibility Layer (ACL), which is similar to Research in Motion’s Android player for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Open Mobile, the company behind ACL, claims Android apps will be able to run on a Tizen-powered device with 100% compatibility and feature the same responsiveness users would expect on a native Android device.
Android apps running on Tizen
Open Mobile has come with a solution called Application Compatibility Layer (ACL) which lets you run Android apps on a Tizen based device. They are claiming 100 percent compatibility and that you can expect the same user experience (responsive and speed) like on a Android device.
Thanks to OpenMobile TIZEN supports 400,000 Android Apps
OpenMobile, software company sponsors Tizen Developers Conference 2012 has shown (and show) yesterday that Android applications can be made to work seamlessly across devices Tizen. Through the software called application compatibility layer (ACL), which was released in early January, states that could lead OpenMobile all applications for all Android devices.
Video: Running Android Apps on Tizen
OpenMobile could bring Android apps to webOS phones, tablets
One of the reasons the HP TouchPad became so popular (after HP discontinued the tablet and slashed the price by 80 percent) is because the tablet can be hacked to run Google Android in addition to the webOS software it ships with. But what if you could run Android apps from webOS without rebooting your device at all?
Eventually you may be able to. A company called OpenMobile is reportedly working with HP to bring support for Android apps to webOS. The feature could eventually find its way to the HP TouchPad and other devices.
OpenMobile also provides tools that make it possible to run Android apps on devices running MeGo or Tizen Linux.
OpenMobile working with HP to make Android Apps on webOS a reality
The biggest stumbling block for webOS, apart from mismanagement on the part of HP, has always been the relative lack of apps. [...]
Enter OpenMobile with a solution that aims to work around this problem by drafting Android into the webOS ecosystem. OpenMobile was showing off their Android Compatibility Layer product at CES, which grafts Android as a runtime into webOS, allowing users to run Android apps in webOS, complete with cards, notifications, and all that jazz.
Going OpenMobile - Framingham company breaks the apps barrier
It’s not too often that a company’s concept can be attributed to a 6-year-old, but such is the case with OpenMobile World Wide Inc., a Framingham-based compatibility software firm. At Thanksgiving in 2010, Emma Angelo, the 6-year-old granddaughter of OpenMobile’s co-founder and CEO Robert F. Angelo, and her cousin and brother, Harry Zajac and Luke Angelo, were playing games on their parents’ smartphones in Robert Angelo’s living room
Emma was frustrated because she didn’t have access to the same games on one of her parents’ smartphones as her brother Harry did on his. Emma quickly sought out her grandfather and asked, “Papa, how come I can’t get the same apps on my phone that Harry has on his?”
After pausing for a minute, Angelo responded, “You know Em, I think we can.” And thus began OpenMobile...
Consumer Electronics: What's the future?
One of the greatest innovations for the Android operating system at CES 2012 did not actually improve Android offerings but, instead, allowed the 'porting' or use of Android apps on other operating systems. OpenMobile's Application Compatibility Layer (ACL) technology allows Android apps to run on any platform, which enables the more than 400,000 Android apps available today to be used by other operating systems such as Windows, Linux, etc. This will also enable Android apps to be used on all tablets, eReaders, smart TVs, smartphones and connected cars.
OpenMobile unveils ACL at CES running Android Apps on MeeGo – Soon Tizen
OpenMobile debuts industry changing Application Compatibility Layer (ACL™) at CES enabling OEMs to choose their Device, choose their Operating System, and ship with full compatibility to the Android Apps ecosystem. As well as the other major OS’s they do promise to release a Tizen compatible version in due course
CES – Is Open Mobile what webOS has been waiting for?
We came across a tweet asking for someone to check out a booth that claimed to make over 300k Android apps available to webOS users WITHOUT setting up a dual boot scenario we have become familiar with.It was something we were keenly interested in verifying ourselves. [...] To put it simply, Open Mobile’s software is a mall of app catalogs that are packed full of Android apps. Currently there are over 220 different Android app markets and their software can get all of them (except one) and put them on any device it is installed on.
Android Apps on WebOS
OpenMobile will soon release their Application Compatibility Layer (ACL™). ACL will allow to run any of the 250.000+ Android Apps within a Card on webOS. They even promise to support full speed 3D graphics...
Develop Android Apps, Deploy on Meego, Tizen, WebOS, Ubuntu and More
OpenWorld ACL technology currently works on tablets, STBs and netbooks based on MeeGo, WebOS and Ubuntu. The company also plans to make the technology available for Tizen, Windows, Bada, QNX, Symbian and more.
The company claims 100% compatibility for Android apps including those developed using the Android Native Development Kit (NDK). The ACL layer is said not to drain the device resources at all. Device power and memory will be unchanged.
Here are the Key Benefits of ACL according to OpenMobile:
• ACL destroys the App barrier
• ACL is 100% compatible
• ACL delivers native performance
• ACL requires zero developer effort
• Differentiate and drive margins
OpenMobile Brings 300,000 Android Apps to Windows and Linux
The new software is advertised as a barrier destroyer, capable to imitate Android run time environment with such accuracy that any app could run on other platform without any quality compromise. As the company’s official statement reads “In a cutthroat marketplace for mobile devices, it is virtually impossible to attract millions of customers without a vibrant apps ecosystem with hundreds of thousands of apps.” In addition, the software doesn’t drain the battery and doesn’t impact the overall performance of the device.
300,000+ Android Apps Run on any Platform
OpenMobile debuts its industry changing Application Compatibility Layer (ACL™) at CES and delivers a powerful Apps ecosystem to any device platform OEMs choose.
CES 2012: OpenMobile Makes Android Apps Run On Everything
ACL is meant to provide a plethora of apps to any device running any OS by porting Android apps perfectly to the device. [...] This is an industry shifter in the mobile arena. By giving access to all the apps on Android to other smart devices running other OSes, it leverages the competition by allowing any device to compete in the mobile market. Apps are one of the most important resources to any smart device and OpenMobile is making the market more competitive which can only be good thing.
CES 2012: OpenMobile Makes Android Apps Run On Everything – WebProNews
There are more than just Android and iOS powering smart devices today and one company is making apps easier to get on those other platforms.
OpenMobile announced today at CES their Application Compatibility Layer (ACL) which allows for perfect porting of the more than 300,000 apps available for Android to devices running on other OSes including Windows, Linux and more.
OpenMobile introduces a software layer for any platform that allows it to run Android apps...
OpenMobile announced its Application Compatibility Layer (ACL) software today, and claimed it can bring Android to any platform. The goal of the technology is to make the thousands of Android apps available to various other gear, like mobiles with other operating systems, as well as TVs and set-top boxes.
CES 2012: OpenMobile allows Android apps to run on any platform
Tired of being limited to just two mobile OS’s when it comes apps? Well, this may be a thing of the past. OpenMobile today announced its Application Compatibility Layer (ACL) technology that allows Android apps to run on any platform. This software ports more than 300,000 apps available for Android to devices running on other OS’s including Windows, Linux and more. ACL will support all tablets, eReaders, smart TVs, smartphones and connected cars. Not bad, huh?
Want access to 250,000+ Android apps on your MeeGo device?
OpenMobile’s ACL should now be your go-to for apps on your MeeGo device. ACL stands for Application Compatibility Layer and it leverages both the runtime environment and the Dalvik Virtual Machine used by Android to allow support for 100% of the Android Market’s apps.
OpenMobile demos ACL for MeeGo, promises 100% compatibility with Android apps (video)
OpenMobile is a new company on the application compatibility scene whose primary product, the Application Compatibility Layer, promises to bring Android's large volume of apps to smaller platforms. In the following video, ACL is shown running on MeeGo, where the creators promise full compatibility with every Android app -- without the need for developer modification -- by leveraging Google's runtime environment and Dalvik VM. While support for Intel and Nokia's misbegotten lovechild is first out the door (along with Linux itself), the company plans to introduce similar versions for Bada, QNX, Symbian, WebOS and Windows.
OpenMobile’s ACL brings over 250,000 Android apps to MeeGo
OpenMobile’s Application Compatibility Layer (ACL™) brings over 250,000 Android apps to your MeeGo device. ACL for MeeGo performs seamlessly on Smartphones, Tablets, eReaders, Connected TVs and IVIs. ACL powers MeeGo devices with an Apps Ecosystem touting over 250,000 Android apps.