PalmSource plans to announce next week a revamped operating system strategy in which it simultaneously develops multiple versions of its software aimed at different parts of the market for smart phones and other devices. The new PalmOS incorporates some “ideas” from BeOS, according to Nagel.
PalmSource to Hatch New OS Strategy
Submitted by Yves R. Crevecoeur 2004-02-04 Wireless 10 Comments
I can only hope that my Tungsten T can use OS 6. It was one of the reasons I waited to purchase my next Palm powered device (ARM based processor).
How about Palm release a $110 million dollar, pervasively multi-threaded OS for X86?
I think Palms problem at the moment really is presence. Just like many american companies, they still haven’t figured out that as an extra value for money, the coupons they give with their equipment like “we’ll find your Palm no matter where in the US” and Palm pay for the first year.
Now how exactly is things like that gonna help Europe? First thing they see when they open the box is something showing how ignorant Palm is…
I really got no problem seeing them do things on the OS side, this might be a really good idea, but their problem at the moment is their lack of understandning that US is NOT the entire world…
It seems that mentioning BeOS nowadays is fashionable. Even if they don’t give a damn about it anymore.
Well, if you talking about the upcomig PalmOS the expectations are very high, first of all PalmOS did lack of things that BeOS could offer, second thing, BeOS is/were a great OS, compared to other manufactures. There are a few OS that were very innovative in their design ( Look/Features ) and BeOS is defenetly one of them.
The Register has another interesting bit of gossip on Nagel’s comments specifically regarding David’s opinion on seeing a sub/notebook running under Palm OS 6.0 ..
Will be interesting to see the conference results next week and what is really announced..
eugenia perhaps you can englith us here.
is really palm developing os5 and specially os6 (which they claim wrote from scrath with lots of beos “thinking” specially in multimedia) being developed under beos? if so arent they improving beos parts???
cause i dont think so.
subnotebook? maybe something like the psion seres 7? or the clie UX series?
I seriously hope they get their act together
Smart phones offer the potential volume and os 6 sounds like it is too big for low to mid-priced phones. So i guess having two palm os’ makes sense. They have to get into the phone market in a big way. 400 million phones shipped per year on average times $3 per phone is a $1.2 billion market, not bad.
Onto palm os 6. I find the entire way that palm and others have referred to this insulting to my intelligence. Of course palm is drawing heavily from beos. In business you do as little as possible, time counts, and alogorithms/concepts that are proven are preferable to those which are not. Note drawing heavily on beos does not mean straight port of beos. it means reuse when possible.
Only a imbecile could buy the we purchased beos only for the engineers and not the IPR nonsense that palm has put out. For those of you that believe that i have some iraq WMDs to sell you…cheap.
Sounds like they’re using BeOS code anyway… Wouldn’t it take an inordinate amount of time to fundamentally reengineer PalmOS to have the kinds of changes they want in this amount of time (even with the brilliant Be developers)?
Anyway… what do I care. I like Palm devices. I plan for my next PDA to be another Palm device and I would not mind if the OS is some bastardized version of BeOS as long as it’s great and maintains the elegance of PalmOS.