Palm's CEO announced that devices running their new Linux-based Palm OS II will arrive on the market before the end of 2008:
Ed Colligan said, "Our Palm systems team... is now totally focused on delivering our next generation platform, which we expect to be available before the end of the next calendar year,"
This statement came during a conference call after Palm announced the results of its most recent financial quarter. It confirms an earlier report, which said the introduction of this operating system is 12 to 18 months away.
The company said this spring that it expected to have devices running this software on the market in 2007.
In May of this year, Palm announced that it is developing its own operating system that will be based on Linux, but also include important parts of the Garnet OS (formerly Palm OS Garnet).
At that time, the company laid out its future plans in broad strokes, but gave few details. It even refused to give the name for this upcoming operating system, although the smart money says that it will be called the Palm OS, as Palm, Inc. now owns all the rights to the "Palm" brand. It is therefore generally referred to as Palm OS II.