Nagel: Palm's OS 6 to boost security, wireless, multitasking

Wednesday, 7 May 2003, 10:47 AM EST

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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