Eversince Palmsource (Now Access) decided to wrap its Palm OS on top of a Linux Mobile OS, people everywhere were wondering about what and how the OS and its interface will finally look.
Well wait seems to be over and as Brighthand reports first ALP (Access Linux Platform) powered smartphone is soon going to be launched in Europe. Phone is reportedly Samsung i800 and will be launched on Orange. To read more about ALP platform and more screenshots go here.
I like what I have seen so far. On an ALP device/phone you can run:
- Native Linux applications
- Palm OS applications
- Java applications
If you add web applications which can be rendered on its Netfront browser then in total you have 4 different software platform options on an ALP smartphone.
Reportedly it will debut in Europe and Asia before reaching American shores.