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Palm OS Mac Dougherty. History of Palm OS  The Palm OS was originally developed by Jeff Hawkins  Palm OS was bought by U.S. Robotics Corporation  Later.

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1 Palm OS Mac Dougherty

2 History of Palm OS  The Palm OS was originally developed by Jeff Hawkins  Palm OS was bought by U.S. Robotics Corporation  Later bought by 3Com  In 2000, Palm became a privately owned company

3 Previous Palm OS  Palm OS 1.0  The first Palm OS  Premiered on the first Palm Pilots (1000 and 5000 edition)  Allowed user to either write or the virtual keyboard  The Graffiti handwriting recognition system interpreted what the user wrote on the screen  Allowed the user to synchronize the pilot to a computer

4 Previous Palm OS  Palm OS 2.0  Added TCP/IP network, network HotSync, and a backlight  Palm 3.0  Introduced with the Palm III series  Added infrared (IrDA, exchanges information over infrared light. Essentially the beginnings of wifi) and an enhanced font software  Later introduced their 8-bit software in Palm OS 3.5  Palm eventually released their first internet upgrade to allow the user to access their and a web browser.

5 Previous Palm OS  Palm OS 4.0  Premiered on the Palm m500 Series  Allows the first SD card insert and a USB connection  The software allows the user to connect to the internet  Introduces sound, vibration, LED blinking, a 16-bit system, and graffiti 2  First OS with a fully successful Simplified Chinese Support

6 Previous Palm OS  Palm OS 5  Used on the Palm Tungsten T  First version to support ARM devices  Due to the PACE (Palm Application Compatibility Environment) emulator  Uses Bluetooth and wifi  The first version of Garnet OS 5.5 is used on a Palm device

7 Palm OS Cobalt  Designated successor of Palm 5.0  Palm OS Cobalt and Palm OS Garnet are both offered today as the main OS for Palm devices

8 Application Market  Most applications are written in C or C++  Open source  You can sell applications or give them away for free  Everything is essentially protected by Palm, they reserved copyrights for the open source programs  3D applications for the Palm pre

9 Developer Tools  Emulators  PACE, appeared with the Palm OS 5.0  Palm Emulator, can be used on Linux, Mac or Windows computers  Radio Simulator that allows you to simulate a Palm Pilot on the computer  POSE  StyleTap  Garnet  Palm OS Simulator  Palm webOS  Cost  Free  Open Source  Can be written in C or C++  Only have to pay for the phone and the service  Limitations  Use at own risk, there are no penalties for using their open source

10 Developers Tools  SDK  Mojo – is accessible to anyone who wishes to program their own applications  hp?option=com_content&view=art icle&layout=page&id=1788&Itemi d=237 hp?option=com_content&view=art icle&layout=page&id=1788&Itemi d=237 hp?option=com_content&view=art icle&layout=page&id=1788&Itemi d=237  Palm webOS  IDE  Palm Ares  Drag and drop  Widgets  Downloaded from Palm  Eclipse  IBM WebSphere Micro Environment  Available with every Tungsten

11 Market Share and Growth  April 28, 2010 – HP bought Palm for $1.2 billion  HP will use the Palm software for their smartphones and Netbooks  HP will try to compete with Apple, Microsoft, and Google in the 3G and 4G smartphone market  Palm has strayed for their original simple PDA’s and have moved onto smartphones which still utilize their PDA software and background

12 Hardware Devices & Manufactures  The two main Palm devices on the market are the:  Palm Pixi  Available for Sprint  $49.99  Pixi Plus  Available for Verizon and AT&T  Currently not available  Palm Pre - $  Available for Sprint  Palm Pre Plus – Available for Verizon and AT&T  $49.99  Original device was the Palm 1000 and the Palm Pilot  Palm Centro is one of their current smartphones  Palm manufactures the majority of their devices

13 Libraries and API  Palm’s API is located on their website  hp?option=com_content&view=art icle&id=1651 hp?option=com_content&view=art icle&id=1651 hp?option=com_content&view=art icle&id=1651  Service API for webOS, SDK  hp?option=com_content&view=art icle&id=1560&Itemid=238 hp?option=com_content&view=art icle&id=1560&Itemid=238 hp?option=com_content&view=art icle&id=1560&Itemid=238  Framework API for Palm Mojo  hp?option=com_content&view=art icle&id=1990&Itemid=340 hp?option=com_content&view=art icle&id=1990&Itemid=340 hp?option=com_content&view=art icle&id=1990&Itemid=340  Plug-in API for Palm PDK  The API belongs to the Mojo or the Palm webOS library


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