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.
PalmSource Reveals Linux Mobile Phone OS Plans
Submitted by anonymous 2006-02-14 Wireless 2 Comments
Yeah, this only can be a dream: “old” PalmOS software running on top Linux kernel + more opensource apps.
May be very good if this stuff can be done to the future incoming Treo700w.
Again, this is reality or a dream ? 🙂
Nokia is going to shake!
sorry, Treo700p is the PalmOS/Linux model, Treo700w is the same hardware, but running Windows mobile. Sorry!!