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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "Palm OS"?

Palm OS is the operating system used on the Palm Pilot and Treo lines of PDAs and smartphones sold by Palm, as well as those sold by many other companies, including Sony. ACCESS, the company that absorbed PalmSource, has renamed the product to be the Garnet OS. Palm, the hardware company, formerly palmOne, currently has a license that allows it to further develop Palm OS 5, which was commonly referred to by its development codename of Garnet. The original planned successor of Palm OS 5 was Cobalt (Palm OS 6). Cobalt has since been killed off in favor of a future system that runs on top of a mobile Linux OS.

Also known as: "Cobalt", "Garnet OS", "PalmOS"

See Also: Palm, ACCESS, Linux, operating system

Referred to by: Operating System, PalmSource

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