Palm to develop its own Linux-based OS

Treo-maker Palm announced plans to develop its own Linux-based OS by the end of 2007. Palm CEO Ed Colligan laid out the plans at Palm's Analyst Day event yesterday. Colligan explained that the company has been working on this new OS for several years and it has no plans to license it out to other handset makers. Palm still plans to use Garnet OS (Palm OS) and Windows Mobile in its Treo line of phones, but it plans to use its right to the Garnet OS (Palm OS) source code to evolve the current Palm OS into the just announced Linux-based one, which is also rumored to make use of Opera's mobile browser.

For more on Palm's upcoming OS:
- see this article from Palm Info Center