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  • Internet everywhere

    Internet everywhere

    Show of hands: who remembers WebTV? It was a great idea that was ahead of its time. Today, though, it seems like every product under the sun is Internet-connected, whether there’s demonstrable benefit or not. Sure, there’s an in-dash computer in a Ford F150 pickup allows service techs to browse the web. Is that a good idea? Tech companies are struggling with the question of… Read More

  • Palm tweaked our browser

    Palm tweaked our browser


    More from the cheeky Inquirer, this time with some finger pointing from Japanese software firm Access, which makes the Netfront Mobile browser and bought PalmSource back in 2005. While the firm lists Garnet OS (Palm’s OS) as a compatible system for its Netfront mobile browser version 3.5, the company told the Inquirer that if Palm wants it to make the new browser available for… Read More

  • Video: AT&T's Samsung Access showing live TV with MediaFLO

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F797589&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Here we get a hands on with the Samsung Access on AT&T running MediaFLO. Music provided by Danger. Read More

  • Mobile Linux Evaluation Kit Released

    Mobile Linux Evaluation Kit Released

    At this week’s LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, ACCESS CO, LTD, announced the availability of a mobile Linux evaluation kit based on the ACCESS Linux Platform. This is optimized for the Marvell PXA30x and PXA31x application processors, and allow OEMs, ODMs and mobile operators to evaluate the benefits of the platform and Linux applications for mobile… Read More

  • Gemini Mobile Gets Funding

    Gemini Mobile Gets Funding

    Gemini Mobile has announced that it has raised an additional round of financing of $5 million from Japan’s ACCESS Co. Ltd., Aplix Corporation and Normura Securities. This round of financing follows the recent $20 million from Goldman Sachs, which was to underscore the continued support for Gemini’s wireless software. In addition to the new financing, ACCESS and Aplix are working… Read More

  • International Pandora Listeners Getting The Shaft

    International Pandora Listeners Getting The Shaft

    For those of you unfamiliar with Pandora, it’s pretty much the best Internet radio service out there next to iTunes. It helps you find artists similar to those you currently listen to and it does a pretty darn-good job of doing it. But there is bad news for those of you who use Pandora and don’t live in the United States. As of today, you’re now banned from listening to… Read More

  • Access Renames Palm OS, Fanboys Look On Accusingly

    , has made yet another move to make Palm fanboys cry: The Palm OS is now called the Garnet OS. WTF. This means that the last vestiges of the operating system that started the modern handheld and smartphone computing industries is nothing more. Gone are the masturbatory jokes and good-natured puns. While the Garnet OS is in every other way the successor to the Palm OS, losing the Palm name… Read More

  • ACESS Announces ALP Delayed Till '07

    Palm OS and cell phone developers have been waiting patiently for ACCESS to release the development environment for ALP, or ACCESS Linux Platform, the company’s successor to the aging Palm OS. ACESS had told developers that it would release the package by the end of the year, however a statement on its Website today says that the deadline will not be met. Further, the statement notes that… Read More

  • Palm Gets PalmOS Guts, Planning New OS, or Just Fixing What's Broken?

    In an unusual move, Palm today announced a $44 million licensing deal with Access to license the source code of PalmOS 5 (Garnet). There has been speculation that Palm would eventually license the hibernating OS 6 (Cobalt) to take advantage of its multi-tasking nature and built-in one handed navigation, or be an early licensee of Access’s next-gen mobile OS, called ALP (Access Linux… Read More

  • PalmSource to Change Name to Access

    PalmSource, the manufacturer of the Palm OS, is undergoing yet another name change. Access, the Japanese mobile software maker and parent company of PalmSource, is apparently absorbing the company into its Access brand. While the Palm OS will still be called such, PalmSource will now be known as Access. This divestment of the Palm-themed monicker is not a good omen for Palm fanboys, as many… Read More