Palm to Grant Some Developers Early Access to Pre, Also Intros New Cloud Syncing
Today Palm announced that it is allowing some developers to get their hands on the Palm Pre Mojo SDK early. The SDK will be necessary to create applications and services for the Palm Pre. Palm also announced that it is going to offer developers integrated could services. This will let the Pre sync with data / content stored in the cloud (a.k.a., the Internet). This is similar to the push notifications for the Apple iPhone. Palm is also releasing a Palm OS emulator via a third-party company called MotionApps. This will allow older Palm applications to run on webOS devices.
Hands On with HP's Elite x3
HP is jumping back into phones at a completely unexpected time. HP made quite a few iPAQ Windows smartphones back in the day (2004-2009, to be precise.) Then they bought Palm and infamously drove that into the ground.
Awareness API from Google to Power Contextually Aware Apps
Developers will soon be able to make their apps aware of their surroundings thanks to the new Awareness API. The API can support up to seven different signals at once, including time, location, places, beacons, headphones, activity, and weather, to deliver contextually aware information.
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.
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