PalmSource Moving Away from HotSync By Ed Hardy | Editor-in-Chief Feb 22, 2005
Since the first Palm Pilot, handhelds running the Palm OS have communicated with desktop computers via HotSync, its self-developed method of information synchronization. Today comes word that this will soon come to an end.
The problem with HotSync is it's proprietary software. Some large companies who might be thinking of standardizing on Palm OS handhelds or smartphones would have to make significant changes to their middleware in order to allow these devices to communicate with their information databases.
To deal with this problem, PalmSource is going to switch to SyncML, a widely used, open standard for information synchronization, according to a report in Computing.