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.
Verizon Debuts Global Jetpack with LTE-A and Support for 15 Connected Devices
Verizon Wireless this week announced the MiFi 7730L Jetpack, a global mobile hotspot that provides wireless access to WiFi devices in the U.S. and around the world.
CarPlay Goes Wireless
At WWDC today, Apple announced that the new version of CarPlay coming with iOS 9 will support wireless connections, no longer requiring a wired USB connection between the phone and the car. The new CarPlay also supports different display shapes and higher-resolution displays.
Chrome for Android Now Supports Push Notifications
Android users can now tap into push notifications from their favorite web sites. Google updated its Chrome browser this week with support for personalized notifications that come directly from the web.
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.