Palm OS - Operating System
Palm OS is a computer operating system for the personal computing devices. It is a software platform for the handheld personal digital assistants. At first, Palm OS was designed to fit into a palm-size device of a specific size and with a specific display size. Now it is designed for the touch screen based graphical user interface. Licensed developers have created around 17,000 applications for the Palm OS.
In 1992, American inventor Jeff Hawkins founded Palm Computing, Inc. developed application software for early PDAs. In 1995, Palm merged with U.S. Robotics and Hawkins led the development of Palm OS for his line of PDAs as first Palm Pilots, and eventually turned as Palms. In 1997, the 3 Com Corporation purchased U.S. Robotics, including Palm Computing, Inc. in 2006, and Palm was sued due to the brand name issue. Than at 2007 the Palm OS was titled into Garnet OS by the new owner named Access.