New app brings the full Palm OS straight to your Android device.
Remember a time without Android? Me neither. But for those with an extensive knowledge of all things mobile, you may fondly remember the Palm OS. The introduction of the Palm OS was a big step forward for the mobile industry, and also formed a lot of the basic app ideas we see today.
Enter StyleTap, a new piece of software that brings the Palm OS experience on to your Android phone. Previous users of the Palm OS will have no problem getting around the app, but others, including yours truly, might be a little confused at first.
The app is compatible with other 30,000 Palm OS apps, and for the most part, they work like a charm.
Kieron Howard has been a Symbiam smartphone junkie since 2003. Then he went cold turkey after scoring an HTC Desire – see how he’s getting on now…
In 2003 I purchased my first smartphone – A Nokia 6600. Featuring a 104MHz processor and VGA camera it was light year ahead of any other phone I had owned. Nokia used Symbian Series 60 on this phone and I loved it. Multitasking was good, the phone ran quickly and it was like a mini laptop in my pocket.
I took no hesitation in sticking with Nokia and Symbian for the next few years, why would I change? There was nothing else on the market that came close to the features that Symbian offered. Symbian for a while was a great OS, offering lots of apps while being fairly robust and tweakable.
In 2006 after the contract ran out on my trusty 6630 I bought its successor, the N70. This is where things started to go wrong for me, the phone was slow, Symbian felt like it hadn’t really been updated in years and to top it all off, the phone got wet a few months later and then failed to turn on.
Source: Kieron Howard