As you know early this year Verizon joined the Joint Innovation Lab and their application store is based on that web widget application concept. JIL came up with a practical W3C Web Widget implementation known as JIL 1.0. The main difference between JIL and W3C Web Widget spec that JIL came up with a security layer implementation and a device API layer. Currently, China Mobile through Borqs LTd came up with having the JIL Web Widget Player loading alll JIL-lets in one all-assuming JIL-let payer instance instead of one instance for each JIL-let. Why not as multiple instances using lessons learned with the AppWidget infrastructure?
The key question is has someone already contribute this to Eclair? As of right now outside Android contributors do nto have access to Eclair so its a pain and a half attempting to see if this has been accomplished. I have not seen Verizon, China Mobile, and Vodafone(JIL members) on the Android Developer Lists but that just means they may not be using their company email accounts on the list though.
But in any case if I have to implement it the package name will be android .jilwidget with me jury rigging my own HomeScreen to get it working with a full demo before full approval.