Palm WebOS SDK release planned for end of summer

The Palm Developer Network says the WebOS SDK won't be released till the end of the summer.

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With the Palm Pre successfully launched, the next question on some people's mind is when the WebOS SDK will be released so they can get more apps for the smartphone and we now have an answer--sort of.

On Friday, Palm updated its Developer Network blog to let users know that while its eager to open up the SDK to a wider audience, the software and developer services simply aren't ready to support this yet. Their goal is to release the SDK by the end of summer.

In the short term, Palm said it will expand its early-access program immediately and expects that the program will grow from hundreds to thousands of developers over the next few weeks. In addition, the company will publish more outside content and will relax early confidentiality rules that prevented currently accepted Mojo developers from communicating with the rest of the world.

It's not exactly the news we were hoping but at least, it gives us an updated timeline. Are there any apps in particularly that you really want to see on the Palm Pre? Any current favorites? Let us know!

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Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.


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