Nova, Powered by Palm
Is the world ready for another mobile operating system? Palm hopes so as CEO Ed Colligan has confirmed that the new Palm devices with the new Linux-based operating system has been shipped to carriers for testing. According to Phone Mag, new devices are expected in consumer hands by the first half of 2009.
Palm has a lot riding on the new operating system. Colligan has boldly stated that the new OS will help Palm return to its glory days by 2010.
Nova will be geared towards consumers. Palm will continue to develop products utilizing Windows Mobile for enterprise consumers. If the consumer angle is used, we should expect more game titles, media and multimedia features, and the now infamous Palm “ease of use” on the new Nova platform.
At its release, Nova will have competition from rival Android, Google’s open-source Linux-based operating system, which is gaining momentum in the consumer space. According to Engadget Mobile, HTC is hoping to release the follow up to the G1 handset by the first half of 2009 at the earliest as the G2. A G3 is also in the works.