Register Hardware: Palm’s next-gen operating system will be finished by the end of the year, the company promised late last week.
The company said the Linux-based system software known as Palm OS II and ‘Nova’ is “on track” for completion by the end of calendar 2008. Handsets based on the OS will following the first half of 2009, it said.
Palm announced back in April 2007 that it would develop the next generation of the Palm OS itself, a move made to ensure it was not tied to a third-party, either Japan’s Access, the current owner, or anyone else should Access choose to offload it.
Access took on the Palm OS when it acquired PalmSource – the OS developer spun out of Palm in 2003 – back in 2005.