Nagel: Palm's OS 6 to boost security, wireless, multitasking
PalmSource president and CEO David Nagel said security, wireless and robust multitasking are among the key features in the company's next version of its handheld operating system.
OS 6 is expected to be delivered to licensees toward the end of the year and should be available in devices from three- to six-months after that delivery date, Nagel said in an interview with CRN at a PalmSource developer conference here.
As PalmSource, Milpitas, Calif., hones its focus on enterprise users--a market segment the company believes will grow this year, despite continued downturn in IT spending--the company is working to bring more robust security to the platform, Nagel said.
"We have re-architected [OS 6] from the bottom up," Nagel said. "It is a very secure piece of code. We think the enterprise will be very pleased with what we have done."
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