Sunday, October 01, 2006

Are Palm developing their own OS?

There's been lots of comment and speculation on this for a while now with rumours like Palm is hiring sixty odd software engineers. I don't know, it always seemed strange to me that they split the company in two and formed PalmOne and PalmSource. I could never understand it.

In my opinion one of Apple's strengths is that they own the hardware and the software. It makes sense to me that you work with both together. Left hand and right hand knowing what's going on.

Anyway, if they do decide to develop their own OS I hope it will deliver something unique and worthwhile, and I hope that they give the benefits to existing customers. I've long been of the opinion that Palm OS should be upgradable. It seems silly that to move up to the next OS you have to buy a new device. Especially when it doesn't always do what you want or match what you had. Anyway. Rant over.

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