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    Maybe I'm late to the party, but here's what I received yesterday:

    Palm OS RIP, PalmSource targets phones

    PalmSource has ended all non-Linux development of the Palm OS, effectively
    killing its Cobalt and Garnet products. CEO Patrick McVeigh said the company
    intends to move away from the PDA market and focus instead on smartphones
    and feature phones. PalmSource considered a Linux version of the Palm OS as
    far back as 2001 but decided instead to focus on the development of Cobalt,
    it's 32-bit operating system. Unfortunately Cobalt was not well received by
    device manufacturers, and PalmSource was unable to persuade sister company
    PalmOne to deploy any Cobalt devices. PalmSource recently announced
    quarterly losses of roughly $700,000 along with plans to cut 16 percent of
    its US workforce.

    For more on PalmSource's road map:
    - check out this article
    [ http://www.informationweek.com/story...leID=165600090 ] in
    InformationWeek

    PLUS: LG Electronics has licensed Palm OS for use in upcoming smarphones.
    Details were not disclosed, but PalmSource's Linux-based smartphone OS is
    scheduled for release next summer. Blog
    [ www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=4790 ] on PalmSource's road map:
    - check out this article
    [ http://www.informationweek.com/story...leID=165600090 ] in
    InformationWeek
    Last edited by ziphem; 07/13/2005 at 09:57 AM.
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    You are very late to the party friend. Search around. Palmsource moving to a linux based OS was announced last fall.

    There are lots of threads on this. Duplicates like this make it so difficult for newbies to search.
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    I am aware of Palm adopting Linux, but I didn't know they would discontinue development of the Palm OS. That was announced last fall, as was the LG licensing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziphem
    I am aware of Palm adopting Linux, but I didn't know they would discontinue development of the Palm OS. That was announced last fall, as was the LG licensing?

    No...the linux deal was announced last fall...the other two topics are also old news and being discussed in other current threads.

    this thread is a duplicate topic. Mods, please merge.

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