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.
Republic Wireless Improves Android Lineup
Republic Wireless today said it has added nine modern smartphones to its lineup of Android devices. The new phones include the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge ($799), S7 ($699), J3 ($179), and S6 ($549); the Nexus 6P ($499) and 5X ($349); and the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition ($349), G4 ($199), and G4 Plus ($299).
TCL to Revive Palm with Help from the Tech Community
TCL Communications, the parent company of Alcatel OneTouch, today confirmed to Phone Scoop that it has acquired the Palm brand and plans to revive the failed tech company. "We are interested in the brand because we believe the brand has value," said TCL CEO George Guo.
HP to Shutter WebOS Support January 15
HP recently indicated that it will cease all backend support for WebOS devices on January 15. After that time, WebOS device owners will no longer be able to download or update apps, reset or restore their devices, setup new devices, or retrieve lost passwords.
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?