Palm OS Is Now Called Garnet OS, And Takes A Further Step Towards Irrelevance
It's a sad day for Palm fans: Palm OS exists no more. In name, anyway, since Access has decided to rename it "Garnet OS". Access has treated Palm OS like an unwanted stepchild since its purchase of PalmSource in 2005, apparently validating talk that all it was really interested in was the company's business selling phone applications in China. Access has basically completely given up on Palm OS, having essentially turned it back over to Palm, while its supposed next-generation Palm OS, the oft-delayed Access Linux Platform, really has nothing to do with the Palm OS at all. Palm OS has been fading into the sunset for quite some time now, and this move will do little to hasten its irrelevance. What's odd, though, is that the Palm brand still enjoys a lot of name recognition and has a decent base of enthusiasts, so why Access would want to distance itself from that is not at all clear.