PalmSource Reveals Linux Mobile Phone OS Plans

Access subsidiary PalmSource revealed details of its Linux-based mobile phone operating system, Tuesday at 3GSM in Barcelona. Codenamed ALP (Access Linux Platform), the OS aims to provide an integrated, flexible software environment that can run legacy Palm OS application binaries, Java applications, and native Linux applications. The company hopes to begin licensing the ALP SDK to mobile phone hardware and software developers by the end of 2006, and expects to see devices based on it reach consumers in 2007. Content providers, operators, and third-party developers will be able to write native Linux multimedia applications, using included GStreamer and ‘optimized’ GTK+ libraries.


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