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2/25/2010
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webOS 1.4 Changelog Leaks With Suspicious Timing

Just after Palm released some bad news today about its sales forecasts, the changelog for webOS version 1.4 has mysteriously surfaced. There are genuinely good changes in store for webOS devices. Let's take a look.

Just after Palm released some bad news today about its sales forecasts, the changelog for webOS version 1.4 has mysteriously surfaced. There are genuinely good changes in store for webOS devices. Let's take a look.Call it spin control, call it coincidence, doesn't matter, I guess. webOS 1.4 is coming to a Pre, Pre Plus, Pixi, and Pixi Plus near you in the coming weeks. Palm revealed a few new features for webOS during its press event at CES. Now, mere hours after Palm issues a warning on its guidance for the quarter, the full list of changes shows up:

Fixes:

  • Time Zone bug fix
  • Network time sync bug fix to reflect accuratenetwork time
  • BT car-kit transition to device corrected
  • No EV-Icon bug fixed (random)
  • Random browser formatting bug fixed
  • Fixed bug that incorrectly displayed Sprint when actually was digital roaming
Enhancements
  • Phonebook Transfer
  • Supports Video Capture Capability
  • Performance enhancement within phone and calendar
Calendar
  • Dial phone # from within a meeting event
  • Allow custom Alerts sounds for Calendar event and reminders
  • Added AM – PM detail within Calendar events
Email
  • Embedded phone number or email address (embedded inemail) can be easily added to Contacts app
  • New email sort options  (date, Sender, Subject)
  • Return to inbox view after send – email
Messaging
  • Ability to forward SMS to email
  • Ability to dial phone # from SMS chat session (No need to open contact any longer
  • Press and hold on a phone # to get more options (Call, SMS)
Universal Search -- Now includes EAS (outlook Exchange) GAL corporate address look up.

Application Launcher -- Easier user interface providing usermore feedback during an application launch

Pre Button -- In gesture area blinks when notification pending

Added -- Adobe Flash 10 Beta to the Palm Pre only.

In all, a very healthy bunch of updates, fixes and tweaks for the webOS platform. Palm had originally slated the update for "February." With just a few days before the close of the month, many webOS users are waiting with bated breath.

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