palm os,  rumors

Rumor: Palm OS is Going Nova

I just saw an article over on Palm InfoCenter indicating that the internal codename of Palm’s next generation Linux-based version of Palm OS is being called “Nova.”

While I haven’t confirmed this yet myself, it looks like I’ll be saying good-bye to my old friend “Palm OS II, not 2.0, that’s already been done”.


  • torojet

    I like Nova. I was never very comfortable with the Palm OS II moniker; it reminded me of IBM’s ill fated OS2. Palm needs some fresh references as it inches us toward a computing revolution! 🙂

  • Alan Grassia, Staff Writer

    You are aware that “Palm OS II” was a name that I cooked up since Palm wasn’t publicly talking about the internal development effort.As for IBM’s OS/2 Warp operating system, I always though it was better than Windows NT 3.5 and 4.0.Alan G

  • torojet

    Thanks Alan. Yes, I recall your post calling it OSII, and have seen it elsewhere being called POSII. Kudos to you for cooking it up.OS/2 may have been good, but it failed in the marketplace.If the internal name is accurate, Nova, it just seems fresher, brighter and perhaps more hopeful than the names that have been floating about. Your effort is very appreciated.