PalmSource's Palm operating system hasn't been updated in two years, and some large developers of mobile applications are beginning to look at other OS platforms when launching their new multimedia applications. Windows Mobile and Symbian are emerging as the operating systems of choice for companies like Sling Media, Google and TiVo, despite Palm's dominance in the U.S. market. Palm's OS is not optimized well for video and multimedia services, and it appears PalmSource's reliance on third parties to build many of the multimedia features is a factor behind many developers' decisions to go elsewhere.
To read more about Palm's weakening position in the mobile media market:
- check out this article from CNET News.com