If you ask us, we’re done listening to Palm just talking about their Palm OS 2.0. We want to see the Linux-based revamp to the so-old-it’s-senile Palm OS before Palm’s mobile platform fades from our radar.
In an effort to keep us all interested in Palm’s overhauled mobile OS, the company’s CEO, Ed Colligan, talked up what he calls “Palm 2.0.” The new mobile platform is codenamed “Nova,” and will be built on Linux, but Colligan refrained from referring to it as Palm OS 2.0. “I’m not coming up with the branding right now – whether it’s Palm OS 2.0 or Next Generation, we’re not coming up with the branding right now.” Who cares what you call it, just get it out in the open already.
Palm is apparently concentrating on endowing their new Palm OS “next-generation operating system with much more capabilities, driven around the Internet and Web-based applications.” Palm wants to launch their own OS because they want another stab at developing an integrated OS solution that we saw with the Palm OS’s initial release.
Now, the prospect of a fully integrated mobile platform that focuses on web-based application and web surfing really has our hopes up for the new Palm OS, Pam 2.0, next-generation, whatever it’s going to be called. Come on Palm, launch it before it’s too late. Palm Treo 900 powered by Nova? Bring it on.