toggle

AAPL Stock: 122.37 ( 0 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Palm turns to developing Linux OS

updated 12:45 pm EDT, Tue April 10, 2007

Palm turns to Linux OS

Palm has used its Investor Day event to announce that the next version of the PalmOS will be based on a new Linux kernel. In the past the company has used either proprietary software or Windows Mobile, as in the case of the Treo 750. PalmOS 5 devices will still be released later in 2007, but the company will thereafter switch PalmOS entirely to the new architecture, with the only alternative platform being Windows Mobile.

Surprising however is the revelation that Palm is not using the Access Linux Platform, which was developed by the buyer of Palm's former software subsidiary, PalmSource. The new OS is being developed entirely within Palm, and should even substitute components formerly supplied by Access, such the web browser. Instead Palm will be using Opera for browsing, and most likely ChatterEmail for messages. New features will include multitasking and simulataneous voice and data. The first devices with the new PalmOS will arrive by the end of 2007. [via treocentral]




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. lockhartt

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Smart...

    ...possibly too late and too much to tackle, but seems like the right (i.e. only) move for Palm.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented