Printed from http://www.electronista.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 Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. lockhartt

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Apr 2000

    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

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S 5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 might be the phone that Android users have been craving for some time. Information coming out of Mobile World Co ...

STM Trust technology bag

The search for a good messenger bag that doubles as a laptop bag is something many travelers find themselves facing at least once. Bet ...

PenClic Bluetooth mouse

Windows 8 aside, computer users have been trained that a mouse is the proper way to navigate through the desktop for many years now. T ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News