At its U.S. Developers Conference, PalmSource will release the latest information on Palm OS for Linux, Palm OS Cobalt, and show off the latest handhelds and smartphones from its licensees.
PalmSource has completed its purchase of the Chinese mobile phone software company that will help it create Palm OS for Linux.
Archos is well known for their audio and video products, but their new Pocket Media Assistant PMA400 goes beyond the standard media recording and playing that would be expected. The Linux-based unit features wireless access, a 30 GB hard drive, USB host and personal information management. While not a traditional PDA, it will get the basics done, while throwing in the ability to have more multimedia fun. Is it time to consider converged devices like the PMA400 as a PDA alternative?
The latest version of Trolltech's user interface for Linux-based handhelds is now available as a free download.
Brighthand's Ed Hardy says that PalmSource's plan to base a future version of the Palm OS on Linux is necessary to save the company, and the Palm platform.
Palm OS 6.0 hasn't even seen the light of day on any device yet, nor is there any sign it will soon. All the same, PalmSource is steering its unused OS onto the Linux platform. That's right, a PalmSource OS running on top of the Linux OS. PalmSource is making this move in the belief Linux will become a leading OS for mobile devices.
PalmSource has just announced that it is going to develop a version of the Palm OS based on Linux. It hopes that by doing so it can bring in more licensees, and speed up the pace of innovation for handhelds and smartphones running the Palm OS.
Although Sharp have almost pulled out of the US consumer PDA market, their new Zaurus SL-C3000 - with an internal 4 GB hard drive - just hit the shelves in Japan and is now available through Dynamism in the US. Here's a first look.
Trolltech has released Qtopia version 2.1, a major upgrade to its development platform and user interface for Linux-based smartphones and handhelds.
Reportedly, palmOne is looking into the possibility of using Linux and both versions of Microsoft's Windows Mobile on upcoming handhelds and smartphones, rather than the Palm OS.
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