PalmSource Updates Cobalt OS
Sep 27, 2004, 6:59 PM by (staff)
PalmSource today announced Palm OS Cobalt 6.1, a new version of the company's Cobalt software for advanced PDA devices. The new version includes integrated support for GSM/GPRS telephony, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Also included are features supporting one-handed navigation, similar to features on PalmOne's Treo 600. The new OS also supports perpheral accessories via SDIO and USB On-the-Go. On the display side, version 6.1 adds new, more modern UI elements, and supports higher-resolution displays. The company continues to offer the separate "Garnet" OS for mass-market smartphones. The company also announced version 3.0 of its Web Browser software, featuring NetFront technology, and new software for over-the-air (OTA) download and installation of applications.
Powermat Shows Universal Fast Charging Ring
Powermat this week showed off an early version of its forthcoming universal fast wireless charging ring for public Powermat charging stations, at locations such as Starbucks. Current charging rings come in two separate versions: Lightning for iPhones, and micro-USB for all other phones.
Samsung Makes Its Internet Browser Available to Most Android Phones
Samsung has made a version of its mobile browser available to non-Samsung handsets. The company has been beta testing Samsung Internet Browser on Nexus and Pixel phones since April.
New Qualcomm Tech Aims to Bring High-Quality AR and VR Mainstream
Qualcomm today announced a major expansion of Spectra, its effort to offer manufacturers a drop-in hardware and software solution for easily and affordably adding advanced camera technology to phones and other devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. The expanded Spectra suite includes three new hardware camera modules.
Red Hydrogen One is a Phone With a "Holographic" Display
Red — a company known for its high-end professional video cameras — today announced its entry into the phone space with the Hydrogen One, a high-end Android phone with a 5.7-inch "holographic" display that promises glasses-free 3D. While the display supports traditional stereo 3D, it also supports a new 3D-like "holographic" technology created by Red called Hydrogen 4-View (H4V).
Google's Allo Messaging App Lands On the Web, Sort Of
Google today brought its assistant-backed Allo messaging application to the web. Allo on the web requires Google's Chrome browser and can only interact with Allo on Android smartphones for now (iPhone support is coming later.) Google says Allo web access requires the latest version of the mobile Allo app on your handset in order to function.
Palm on Sub $250 phone
Treo is great but palm on a regularly sized flip or other phone would be fantastic. The existing operating systems they put on those things suck, though i do like symbian. The samsungs that have palm (sph-i550 for example) are too big and too expensive.