CES 2008: Palm Talks about their next generation Linux-based OS

We spoke with Palm and they’re hoping to have their Linux-based OS out by the end of 2008. That’s still a long way away, and the exact plan for it is still up in the air. We asked about how much compatibility they plan to build into it so that the thousands of PalmOS apps out there can still be useful and while they don’t have a firm plan in place, they recognize the value in those applications and in not having to recreate the wheel.

We also asked what they planned to do to engage the Linux developer community, and again, no definitive plan but a desire to get them involved. Obviously the more they get that community involved, the more that their Linux OS can take off. We were definitely encouraged by what we heard.