Building a device without Android?

If you have non-Android devices, you can still tap into the broad Android app ecosystem – with OpenMobile’s Application Compatibility Layer (ACL) technology. OpenMobile enables Android apps to run on your devices – regardless of the operating system you choose. Our partnerships with Android app developers provide you with rights to distribute apps to ACL-enabled devices. Enable ACL on your device and immediately provide a robust app catalog for consumers. And those Android apps function identically on your device. With OpenMobile, you can launch your device with a complete app ecosystem.

ACL doesn’t virtualize or emulate the Android OS, so there’s no burden on system resources or app-performance latency. Instead, ACL is tightly integrated within the device’s core OS so native apps and ACL-enabled apps run side-by-side. ACL adds a high level of Android compatibility to your device without Google certification.

If you’re running or have branded an app store that’s preloaded on your Android smartphones, chances are you are giving away revenue to Google Play. With OpenMobile App Services (OAS), OpenMobile's payment compatibility software,  the apps distributed from your store can easily support your payment APIs – and not Google’s. App developers don’t have to integrate an SDK or change their APKs. OpenMobile's OAS is integrated with your store's APIs and applies to existing apps that are downloadable from your store. Developers still generate revenue. Users have the same experience with the app. But now your store receives a share of the revenue.


All of these devices can run with the Android app ecosystem without the Android OS – thanks to the OpenMobile ACL.