01/06/2009, 09:05 PM
Nova is a version of Linux as I understand it, 99.99% sure on this one.
Originally Posted by Blackhawk5
Backwards compatability - I'm too lazy to go look for this, but Ed C stated POS apps would run on the new platform - back about 2 years ago when they announced the new OS development. Also, since WinMo has an emulator, I think they'd be crazy not to do it. Emulators always have overhead, but here Palm's delays actually help them, since the processors are significantly faster than when the last version of Garnet came out, and of course memory continues to grow.
In most scenarios, apps are EVERYTHING, but I have to admit Apple and Google have gotten away with some pretty big misses with their out of the gate versions, primarily no corp email sync. Chalk it up to marketing excitement in a mobile market that had gotten really boring all the way around. Also, the PRIMARY app FUNCTIONS - maybe not the exact apps, pretty much exist on all platforms; it's really an issue of if you're willing to port you data. If Palm made this part alone easy (historically not so good for SIM data, other stuff), I'd just get used to the new corresponding apps, as long as the function I needed was there.
I'll probably even be willing to do it manually. I'm a former unix admin and Wintel laptop user, between this and lots of alzheimer's on my wife's family, I embrace learning the new stuff. It just seems to get too painful to stay too long on any one heritage platform as apps and support age...
Looking forward to Thursday, hoping - but not holding my breath, for early AT&T GMS model.