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ACCESS and PalmSource Highlight Growing Momentum of ACCESS Linux Platform

  • Orange names ALP an Orange Approved Platform and announces the Orange Application Package for ALP
  • Company to hold ALP Developer Day
  • ACCESS Developer Network Announced
  • Newly created software library released to open source community

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, San Francisco, CA, August 14, 2006 — ACCESS CO., LTD., and its wholly owned subsidiary PalmSource, Inc., marked the start of the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo by highlighting the momentum continuing to build around the ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP). ACCESS and PalmSource are developing ALP to provide the industry with the first truly integrated, complete commercial grade mobile Linux platform. Visit ACCESS and PalmSource this week at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in booth 502.

“Our participation in this year’s LinuxWorld, our ALP Developer Day and today’s announcements are a testament to the growing momentum the ACCESS Linux Platformis garnering,” said Toru Arakawa, ACCESS CEO and co-founder. “We are committed to providing the industry, our licensees, developers and partners with the fully integrated, open, flexible and commercial grade Linux-based platform needed to help drive innovation and demand for Linux-based smartphones and mobile devices worldwide.”

ACCESS and PalmSource will be showcasing a variety of ALP related demonstrations at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. The Company’s senior vice president of engineering, Michael Kelley, will be presenting a look into the future of the mobile software industry as part of his session in the Mobile and Embedded Software conference track. In addition, the Company is hosting an ALP Developer Day during the conference. ACCESS and PalmSource also made announcements around the momentum of the ACCESS Linux Platform. These announcements include:

  • ACCESS Linux Platform Named an Orange Approved Platform; Companies Announce the Orange Application Package for ALP: Orange has named the Access Linux Platform (ALP) an Orange approved platform for the Orange network. In addition, the two companies also announced they are working together to develop the Orange Application Package for ALP-based mobile phones.
  • ACCESS and PalmSource Announce the ACCESS Developer Network: The goal of the ACCESS Developer Network program is to help developers go mobile and accelerate their development cycles and time-to-market for ALP applications by providing early access to new ALP releases,products and tools.
  • PalmSource Releases Newly Created Software Library to the Open Source Community: Created as part of the ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP), the libsqlfs library is an add-on to the popular SQLite package. The libsqlfs software library was designed to provide a more flexible and convenient way to implement an Open Mobile Alliance-Device Management (OMA-DM) compliant registry. The libsqlfs software library is now available for download at:

ALP Developer Day
This track is for Linux Application Developers who are interested in taking their applications mobile. Attendees will receive an overview of the components of ALP. These sessions will provide Linux application developers early access and hands-on experience building applications for the ALP platform.

The ALP Developer Day will be held Wednesday, August 16 and is included in the Passport and 3-day Conference Packages. Alternatively, tickets to attend the ALP Developer Day can be purchased separately for $95.00 onsite at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

    The agenda for the ALP Developer Day is:
  • 10:15 am – 11:15 am: Introduction to ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP)
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Deep Dive into ALP
  • 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm: Lunch Break and Compatibility Station
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Extending an ALP Application

Mobile & Embedded Linux Conference Track
On Wednesday, August 16th, Mike Kelley, PalmSource senior vice president of engineering, will present a look into the future of the mobile software industry as part of his session in the Mobile and Embedded Software conference track. Kelley’s presentation, entitled “Beyond the PC: The Realization of Linux in the Mobile Device Market,” begins at 10:15 am PDT.

About the ACCESS Linux Platform
The ACCESS Linux Platform, or ALP, is a fully integrated, open, flexible and commercial grade Linux-based platform designed for smartphones and mobile devices. ALP combines the best-in-class open source Linux components with proven mobile technologies from the portfolios of PalmSource and ACCESS.

The ACCESS Linux Platform will include a Palm OS® compatibility layer, currently known as GHost (GarnetHost). It is expected that properly written 68K Palm OS applications will run on ALP-based devices with little or no modification.

About ACCESS CO., LTD. and PalmSource, Inc.
ACCESS CO., LTD., is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront browser, Palm OS® and the ACCESS Linux Platform provide customers with solutions that enable faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability. The Company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates 11 subsidiaries and affiliates within Asia, Europe and the United States, including PalmSource, Inc. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index under the number 4813.

PalmSource, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD., is the Company behind Palm OS®, a leading operating system powering mobile devices and phones. PalmSource’s products include a wide range of software for mobile phones at all price points. More than 40 million mobile phones, handhelds, and other mobile devices run PalmSource software. PalmSource and Palm OS have given rise to a large community of users, enterprises, developers and manufacturers, who together make up the Palm Powered Economy.

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