An anonymous reader writes: Team,
Within the past 14 months, Palm has proven to the world that our greatest talent and hardest dedication has been poured into our webOS platform. Our competitors have taken note, implementing numerous ideas of ours into their own design in order to emulate our product.
While Palm is incredibly proud of our engineers who spent timeless work and effort to bring us this advanced operating system, consumers simply have not caught on. To provide a better future for ourselves and our customers, the only logical choice is to transition most of our new hardware and software releases to the Android platform.
A public announcement will be made within due time. We wish to keep all aspects of the webOS platform that make it great, such as our revolutionary notification system, unmatched design and user interface during and following this transition, which is still in the works as we speak. In addition, we will work hard to make sure that those devices that have webOS will continue to be updated in the future, and users may even have a chance to upgrade to Palm's own Android blend when ready.
We appreciate all the hard work and dedication our team has spent in making the Pre, Pixi, Pre Plus and Pixi Plus a success. The Palm Pre is now on the three biggest networks in the United States (someting no other one device can state), and it continue to grow in sales overseas.
We look forward to bringing the new future of Palm to our consumers, and helping our team members grow with this exciting new path.
Once again, thank you all for making our product such a success. I hope to release more details in the future.