But its decline came due to the appearance of smart phones (smartphones), and little by little they were disappearing until HP bought the Palm company to stay with the operating system they had just developed: WebOS. The story is recent, but it boils down to a real disaster for HP, which did not take advantage of the brutal expense it made in the purchase, no less than 1.2 billion dollars … it is even scary to convert this figure, and now WebOS is a system open source. That’s how things are in the market.
The fact is that there are many who they still remember PalmOS original and, for them, it has just been released an application that manages to emulate it on Android. A development focused on the nostalgic of that time and the simplicity when doing anything that this operating system offered. Of course, the cost of this emulator is not cheap: $ 49.95, but the one who wants something costs him something, as the saying goes.
The truth is that the arrival of this emulator on Android is somewhat late, since to date it was available for iOS, Windows Phone, and even for Symbian. But, at last, it has arrived. His name is StyleTap and is compatible with the version Android 2.0 or higher, and offers full functionality with the PalmOS options, using the operating system version 5.2, so 90% of the existing applications can be used. It only has one bug, which is being worked on to fix it: does not allow the use of Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
The application can be purchased at this page and the download size is 1.3 MB. If you are nostalgic for PalmOS, you should not stop evaluating the StyleTap, it is really worth it.