Saturday, October 25, 2008

Is this the next gen of Palm OS if Access still make it for Palm?

For those who never use Palm OS-based devices, never have to care about the aging mobile OS. Because indeed it is old looking, and lack of the needed cutting-edge new features to compete with todays most wanted mobile phone such as iPhone & G1 Android. But for those who have made contact with the once popular mobile OS, they know how reliable it is, and how good it could've become if just Palm continue to develop it.

First of all, I'm using the Palm OS name instead of Garnet OS; which Access now calls it after acquired PalmSource. Because I always root for the underdog, and because deep within my heart I still longing to see the rise of Palm OS. Palm has made gorgeous devices such the Centro & Treo Pro, and now all it need is an ass-kicking mobile platform to complete the transformation.

Caught the news from BGR that Access has been working on v3.0 of its Linux Platform, and judging from the screenshots; it got the edge to excel above others. Here's the rest of the report: In addition to ALP v3.0, Access is releasing ALP mini which is a similar OS for low-end smartphones or non-phone devices like PMPs, MIDs, UMPCs, Internet tablets, and the like.

The new ALP v3.0 user interface sure is looking much like the old Palm OS, aside from the many features the most important is its application environments:
  • Native application development for the ACCESS Linux Platform includes GTK+ and the Hiker Application Framework™
  • Garnet™ VM allows properly written Garnet OS (formerly Palm OS) applications to run unaltered on an ACCESS Linux Platform mobile device
  • Java VM, JV-Lite™2 Wireless Edition software, including popular JSR modules including JSR 179 (location), JSR 135 (mobile media), and JSR 185 (wireless profile)

Head on to BGR page, for more detailed news & screenshots. And get ready to dream on for Palm's upcoming Nova OS... ;-)

[blogged with my Treo 750v]

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