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We'll be seeing webOS 1.3.5 later today?

On the last earnings call, Jon Rubinstein said that the better performing/enhanced firmware update would hit sometime this month. And today could very much be that day, says Sprint Support site. Sprint Support is claiming that WebOS – 1.3.5 will be released on the 28th of December. 

This Update brings:

  • This update includes enhancements to the following:
  • Improvement in battery life optimization when in marginal coverage areas.
  • QCELP capability fix to allow play and audio of video sent via MMS.
  • Launch Google Maps or Sprint Nav when tapping an address from contacts.
  • Minimized package of MR size through binary difference. Customers can now download over 2G connections if necessary.



WebOS 1.3.1 is out! Check out the changelog here

WebOS 1.3.1 has finally hit! We know it would be soon but we didn't know it would be this soon. We know you are excited so get to downloading. Remember you need atleast 30% battery. It is fastest if you are connected to WiFi. OKay so we know you've been waiting here it is.

The picture to the right is wrong. The update version is actually 1.3.1 but we wanted to throw back to our original rumors. ^^

Check out the official changelog after the break!

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Update: webOS 1.2.0 now available for Download OTA

The long-waited webOS 1.2.0 update is available for download OTA. For Real this time, no rumors. After the break for more details.

Full Release Note foe 1.2.0 from Palm:

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Rumor: webOS 1.2.0 Coming next week with fixed iTunes 9 sync?

Word is in from an insider tipping PalmInfoCenter, that webOS 1.2 is due to hit next week. According to PalmInfoCenter, webOS 1.2 is going to release on October 2nd (Friday).

Some speculated that the expected September 8th or even September 24th release dates were postponed due to iTunes sync. Palminfocenter's source says iTunes sync took all but a couple of hours to fix. The issue isn't related to iTunes at all, but rather Sprint's Data Services. If this is true than Palm fans who have been upset about Palm being delayed because of Apple, can rest assured that Palm is deciding their release dates based on what is going on with Palm and Sprint rather than Apple. This could be good news and we are eagerly awaiting to find out how the fixed iTunes 9 Sync was fixed and how Apple will respond.

[via PalmInfoCenter]


Sprint Releases Release Note for webOS 1.2.0, says it releases today


Sprint has released what looks like the official release note for webOS firmware 1.2.0, the one that was recently leaked early. In addition, according to Sprint, webOS 1.2 is to be released today, but if you check on the Pre -- no firmware update is available, yet. We'll report when the update is available, probably in a few hours if it's not just another error.

See Full Release Note below:

Adds the following updates and enhancements: 

  • Enhanced copy feature added to browser and email (shift key + tap and drag to select text). 
  • Improved global search to catch synonyms. For example, "Movies" brings up YouTube and Videos. 
  • Send/Receive vCards via the contacts application (tap left menu drop down) 
  • LinkedIn enhancements 
  • Filter search in email 
  • Bluetooth for expanded car-kit support 
  • Improved auto-linking of contacts 
  • Save inline images in email 
  • Resume support for podcasts and long songs 
  • Download files in browser 
  • Backup/Restore of web browser bookmarks 
  • Support Amazon MP3 over WAN (not just WiFi) 
  • Photo Albums sync via Media Sync

Addresses the following issues: 

  • Capability has been added to dial phone numbers from a calendar notes field.
  • User interface now displays "updating PRL" correctly when you tap on Update PRL in Phone Preferences. 
  • Device will no longer reboot while attempting to download music when there was not available user memory. 
  • Real-time updates on Yahoo Finance now work properly. 
  • Sprint Navigation is now able to use free form addresses for navigation, including addresses from personal email accounts. 
  • PDF files can now be opened from a browser link. 
  • If the device receives a notification alert (for example an SMS), a clock alarm would not play unless the notification alert was dismissed. 
  • If a calendar event is snoozed then moved to a future time, the event notification will now appear at the proper time. 
  • When editing or creating a calendar event and toggling to another application before saving the event, the event will no longer be duplicated. 
  • On Google calendar, all day events that are changed to timed events on a computer are now properly updated. 
  • If a cancellation is received for an event and the user selects "Remove from Calendar", the event is now removed from the device and desktop. 
  • If large attachments are sent in an e-mail, the e-mail is no longer sent twice. 
  • When setting email sync time to manual the device will no longer automatically sync the email accounts. 
  • Certain properties of tasks that can be set via the computer (but not displayed on the device) will no longer be deleted on the server. 
  • When two contacts were linked (one with a last name and one without) you will now be able to find them in SMS and email. 
  • Syncing issue with personal accounts has been resolved.

[Thanks to Ron for the tip]


Leaked webOS 1.2.0 reveals upcoming features

go4craig over at the PreCentral forums, was using the webOS Doctor method to restore the Pre back to factory settings and accidentally gotten hold of the next webOS update, 1.2.0 (Palm fixed the link), revealing some interesting stuff. 

First one not a surprise, option to add your credit card information in App Catalog, welcoming the pay apps. Which means 1.2 should land sometime this month.

Text and Image selection in the Browser, for copy and paste. Very nice.

Little tweaks here and there. 

The official update should't be to far away...

[via PreCentral, via Engadget]