Palm OS 6 to be finished in December


— 1:30 AM on September 26, 2003

Palm Infocenter is reporting that Palm OS 6 will be finished by the end of the year. Version 6 will be a huge update for the Palm operating system, which continues to do battle with Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform.

In previous talks about the upcoming OS PalmSource CEO David Nagel stressed that Palm OS 6 will focus on next generation communications and frameworks for new and upcoming technologies. Specifically, scalable communications, more robust security features, a new multimedia framework with a scalable graphics engine, interchangeable I/O features (such as the ability to incorporate many different methods of data input) and a new messaging framework.
Palm OS 6 could be the first operating system to inherit some of PalmSource's Be assets, too.

Even if Palm OS 6 is finished before the end of the year, it will still take several months for handheld devices to be released for the new operating system.

 
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