PalmSource has shipped Palm OS 6, the next major release of its operating system, to its licensees. The Palm OS 6 combines the flexibility, simplicity and ease of use with new operating system requirements that meet the demands anticipated for new smart mobile devices. New features to meet these requirements include modularity, multi-tasking, memory protection, robust security and state-of-the-art multimedia capabilities. Palm OS 6 enables the development of a new class of Palm Powered mobile products and strengthens PalmSource's position in the wireless and telephony markets.
"Palm OS 6 is a major milestone for PalmSource, and we are happy to deliver the final version on schedule," said Larry Slotnick, chief products officer at PalmSource. "We believe that our team has developed a tremendous product for our licensees to bring innovative Palm Powered mobile products into new markets."