“OpenMobile’s ACL to bring 250 000 apps to MeeGo”? And Symbian? And Windows? (Updated with Demo Video)

| September 22, 2011 | 52 Replies


We have brought you articles before, regarding developers who have made possible the seamless integration of Android apps into the Nokia ecosystem, such as Myriad Alien Dalvik. Yet, that was a flop.

We now have a new kid on the block. OpenMobile’s ACL (Application Compatibility Layer), supposedly can run Android apps “seamlessly” into MeeGo, Symbian and Windows (Could this mean WP too?).

OpenMobile lists the app’s benefits and features as:


  • ACL destroys the App barrier
    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.
    ACL destroys the App barrier and opens up the market for your device with an entire App
    ecosystem – on day one.
  • ACL for MeeGo is 100% compatible
    ACL for MeeGo runs every single Android App – no exceptions. Because it leverages the Android
    runtime environment and the Dalvik VM, it runs every app just as it would run on an Android device.
  • ACL for MeeGo delivers native performance
    All Android apps perform as native on the MeeGo Operating System with zero latencies.
    ACL does not drain your device resources. Device power and memory will be unchanged.
  • ACL for MeeGo requires zero developer effort
    App developers don’t have to modify, recompile or repackage their apps for your MeeGo device.
    ACL for MeeGo ensures that every single Android app works on MeeGo with no developer effort or
  • Differentiate and drive margins
    Businesses need to make a profit and differentiation drives profitability. ACL for MeeGo gives you a
    portable Apps Ecosystem. Now, you can differentiate your device at every level to attract customers
    and edge competition.


  • Full speed 3D graphics
    Android apps enjoy the performance benefits of hardware-accelerated OpenGL in your OS
  • Android multimedia compatibility
    ACL for MeeGo delivers the kernel of the Android runtime to your Operating system, ensuring full
    multimedia compatibility without any drain on power or resources.
  • Security and sandboxing, keeping apps in their place
    Apps launch and run from within their parameters. ACL for MeeGo ensures Apps stay in their place,
    eliminating any resource drain that is always required by alternative dual boot solutions.
  • Your user experience is on the forefront
    ACL is not virtualization or emulation. ACL integrates the Android application runtime into the native
    target OS. This puts your user experience in the forefront. Users do not need to switch operating
    systems or be cognizant of an emulator environment to access Android apps. Those apps feel native.
  • Apps install and launch in their native environment
    Users can install and launch in your native environment. They never see or touch any of the Android
  • Complete integration of task management
    ACL delivers completed integrated task management.
  • Cooperating ecosystem with Android’s modularity and inter-process communication
    Complete compatibility with Android inter-process communication, enabling multiple apps and
    middleware to work cooperatively, as in the native Android environment.
  • Android’s Java base and UI classes
    A full set of Java base classes and Android-specific classes and APIs, as in the native Android
  • Supports Android API Level 4+, NDK6+

Cheers Larryg968 for the tip

UPDATE: A video showing a demo of the app was found. It is unlisted so searching for it will not show results


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