Last week the Japanese Access acquired Palm OS for $324.3 million and while many people fear this may be the end of Palm OS the company said it wouldn't have an immediate impact on the more than 39 million Palm^-powered devices made by Palm and more than 40 other manufacturers, such as Sony, Kyocera and Samsung.
"The existing deployments of Palm OS, including Palm OS Garnet, will continuously be supported," an Access representative said. "The purpose of the agreement is to maximize the synergy between the two companies. We really don't expect any changes in the relationships that we have with licensees."
Access said it wants to finish creating the Linux-Palm operating system hybrid that PalmSource started when it finalized its acquisition of China MobileSoft this year. The company gave no time frame for completing the work.