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    It's official. "PalmOS" is no more.
    http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/25/a...ie-a-little-m/
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    Perhaps this was done to distinguish themselves from Palm? Or as part of the deal with Palm giving palm more rights to the software?
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    I don't understand why sites like Engadget have trouble reading between the lines of this announcement. This isn't the end of Palm OS, this gives more fuel to the fire that Palm will be re-releasing the real "Palm OS".
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    Quote Originally Posted by ion++ View Post
    Perhaps this was done to distinguish themselves from Palm? Or as part of the deal with Palm giving palm more rights to the software?
    When Palm(One) bought the rights to the Palm name, PalmSource agreed to rename PalmOS. They're just finally getting around to doing that.
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    Long live FrankenGarnet!
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    Why would Access bother to rename Palm OS to the name of the current release? Does this mean that Garnet is the last of the Palm OS code? Hopefully that means ALPS is the next.

    http://palmaddict.typepad.com/palmad..._debuts_n.html

    Garnet(TM) OS

    Garnet OS (formerly Palm OSģ) supports a broad range of screen resolutions and expanded support for wireless connections including Bluetooth. It also includes enhanced multimedia capabilities, a suite of robust security options, and support for a broad set of languages. Garnet OS also offers flexibility for licensees to customize the software to build devices for different market segments such as phone, multimedia, educational or enterprise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khaytsus View Post
    Why would Access bother to rename Palm OS to the name of the current release? Does this mean that Garnet is the last of the Palm OS code? Hopefully that means ALPS is the next.
    I'll bet it is because Palm Inc has bought the rights to the word Palm. I'm sure this has been in the works for a while now.

    Not mind blowing, but interesting. The Palm brand is starting to stir up some nice news and hype in the past month. How about that Palm branded linux OS now?

    Timmay
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmieGeddes View Post
    I don't understand why sites like Engadget have trouble reading between the lines of this announcement. This isn't the end of Palm OS, this gives more fuel to the fire that Palm will be re-releasing the real "Palm OS".
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigredgpk View Post
    I'll bet it is because Palm Inc has bought the rights to the word Palm. I'm sure this has been in the works for a while now.

    Not mind blowing, but interesting. The Palm brand is starting to stir up some nice news and hype in the past month. How about that Palm branded linux OS now?

    Timmay



    Named, lets see now. . . . PalmOS !!
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    Look for a patch release for ALL palm phones in the next 2 days. Just so we can have the latest logo on the boot-up screen
    Do everything you wanna do in life, if it's something you'll regret in the morning...Sleep Late!
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    FrankenGarnet LIVES!
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    Personally, I think they really wanted to get the acronym for their OS away from "POS" - which, in most other circles, refers to a "piece of s***" :-)
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    But "GOS" pronounce "gross" no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by windwalker View Post
    Look for a patch release for ALL palm phones in the next 2 days. Just so we can have the latest logo on the boot-up screen
    Even the Tungsten W, Treo 180/270/600/650?

    What about the Visor Phone?

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    Visor Pro -> Visor Edge -> Treo 180 -> Treo 270 -> Treo 600 -> Treo 650 -> T|T2+SE T68i -> Treo 600 -> T-Mobile MDA -> Treo 755p -> Treo 800w -> Treo 755p -> PALM PRE -> Palm Pre 2 -> HP Palm Pre 3

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    Will the patch come with an adhesive decal?
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    I think the real question is, what does this mean for future Palm OS releases? Will they be FrankenGarnet re-treads or will we get a new and improved OS like ALP? With Garnet, no matter how many band-aids Palm puts on it, we're never going to get real multi-tasking or 3G data.
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    As far as I'm concerned, all this business of spinning off, re-merging, buying license rights, renaming the OS is all just a lot deck chair rearranging. That Palm might be running an OS skunkworks and chooses not to annouce their intent to release a tremendous improvement doesn't impress me. If Palm or Access want my attention, they're going to have to announce some kind of intent (if not a roadmap) or actually get around to releasing one these products that are rumored, suspected, dreamed, fantasized, etc.

    I am happy now with Garnet (5.4.9 + patches). Hopefully Plam will bother to bring something new out and wow me, or at least before a competitor does and I say "bye." For example, if Microsoft pulled it's corporate head out of it's rectum and figured out most of us don't find a Windows UI very useful on a device like this and did something about it then Palm would need to be worried... because they aren't the only game in town for WM hardware.

    I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade, really... it's just that pining away after a company who doesn't seem to give a crap about an installed base desperately wanting to see light at the end of the tunnel just gets old after a while.
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    garnet os = gag me os
    I gotta have more cowbell
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    I agree that Garnet is OK for now, but pretty soon that wooshing sound around Palm HQ is going to be everyone else flying by, carried by broadband speed and 3G functionallity.
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