Thursday, April 12, 2007
Juicy story that we read today in PalmInfocenter . Ed Colligan, CEO of Palm, during the Palm Inc's Analyst Day has revealed the company's plans regarding PalmOS and Linux: Palm is developing a new operating system based on Linux . Not to be confused with PalmSource ALP which we have discussed already several times .
May PalmOS Garnet combination with a Linux
- Most importantly, this development of self Palm, is that it combines the PalmOS Garnet (PalmOS 5) current with a Linux kernel. For one supposes that our dear PalmOS simpre not be forgotten, but will improve by a Linux kernel presumably multitasking, robust and support new technologies. On the other hand, it seems that PalmOS Cobalt (PalmOS 6) is definitely forgotten, but Cobalt perhaps no more than a Garnet advanced, and is the one used. Anyway, the new operating system will surely look pretty to the current, and changes occurring underneath, something I think we all appreciate PalmOS users.
They foresee many improvements to the current PalmOS 5
- Ed Colligan out as key points in the new operating system the ability to have a fast team on, easily portable with a long battery life. These are precisely the most important qualities of PalmOS, and I think a great success that have been left in oblivion.
- Additionally strengthen other features missing in your current operating system, such as processing simultaneous voice and data, and greater flexibility to support varied hardware (hopefully the wifi from within this flexibility).
PalmOS has many advantages over Windows Mobile and other competitors
- Another aspect that is intended to enhance Web browsing and online services. The examples have backup systems and automatic software update. Regarding Web browsing, just remember the recent agreement with Opera , creators of the popular mobile browser Opera Mini , to realize that they think go far.
- Finally, do not take the new operating system from the manga, but I been developing Palm for quite some time .
Another fact that was learned in the subsequent press conference, is that new products will use both PalmOS 5 as this new operating system will be on the market later this year and a new type devices still unknown . In addition, these new products will not necessarily for sale through operators (carriers), but also will be for sale directly. Bets are open then about whether or not these teams include phone functionality. Maybe they're thinking of something like the Nokia 800 .
There are still many things in the air. There have been no hardware or technical data SDK, nothing is known about the compatibility with the current or future PalmOS development environment. But one thing is clear: there will be important news and not much time.