PalmSource Moves Toward Linux
Dec 8, 2004, 11:39 AM by (staff)
PalmSource today announced the acquisition of China MobileSoft Limited (CMS), a Chinese mobile phone software company. CMS offers a range of OS and application software for smartphones and feature phones, which will extend PalmSource's lineup of phone software to include lower price points. CMS has also been developing a version of Linux optimized for mobile devices, which will be folded into the Palm OS lineup. The new Palm-on-Linux OS will include the Palm OS user interface and software frameworks. PalmSource will continue to offer both Palm OS Garnet and Palm OS Cobalt.
That is good. We might be saved from the horrible gui syndrome.
What happens to palm os 6 though. yeah they say palm on linux is an addition not a replacement but does it make sense to have two OS based on completely different code bases?