posted by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Mar 2013 09:13 UTC
Dianne Hackborn has written two detailed comments in reply to the Palm article, mostly dealing with Cobalt, but also touching upon Palm OS' influence on Android. Hackborn worked at Be, Inc. for a few years, before moving to PalmSource, and has been working at Google on Android for the past seven years. "I would like to say the design of Android actually took a lot of inspiration from Palm. Many of the core engineers on Android came from PalmSource (most having arrived there from Be), and saw Android as an opportunity to do what PalmSource was trying to accomplish in an environment that was more likely to succeed."