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.
ChromeOS Gains Support for Linux
Pixelbook owners will soon be able to use Linux on their ChromeOS device. Google today announced that Chromebooks will be able to run Linux apps, which will let developers open a window and use their favorite Linux-based tools without leaving ChromeOS.
LG Promises Faster Phone Updates, Starting with the G6
LG is making a renewed commitment to distributing software updates to its phones in a more timely manner. LG today said it officially opened a new Software Upgrade Center at its Magok-dong facility in South Korea.
LG Debuts Q Series with FullVision Displays
LG today announced the Q series, a new range of handsets that offer high-end features at more affordable price points. The first devices in the Q series are the Q6+, Q6, and Q6α, which take cues from the G6.
TCL Revamps Alcatel Handsets with 5 Series, 3 Series and 1 Series
TCL Communication today announced three new devices falling under the Alcatel brand. These phones are the first in a range of affordable devices that target different price points.
Blu Phones Among Those Impacted By Hidden Backdoor
Kryptowire, a security research firm, says millions of phones made by Chinese companies, including Blu, include a secret backdoor that send owner text messages to a server in China. The backdoor also records location data, reports the contents of messages, and identifies the recipients of those messages.
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?