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The HP TouchPad is alive, receives OTA software update

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The HP TouchPad is alive, receives OTA software update
Listen up, HP TouchPad owners (and we know that there is a lot of you out there): an over-the-air update has been made available for your slate bringing its software version to webOS 3.0.5. And besides taking care of a few glitches, it also adds more then a few improvements to the overall user experience.

Most notably, the HP webOS 3.0.5 update improves the Email and Calendar applications and enhances the video calling features. Additionally, it adds the following changes to the platform:

  • Faster switching between Day, Week, and Month views, and faster event display in Calendar.
  • Faster scrolling when reading an email message.
  • Email attachments are now saved with draft messages.
  • Added sender photos and IM presence indicators in Email.
  • Improved stability when watching video in the Web app.
  • Improved handling of MP3s that are transferred from a computer using USB Drive mode.
  • Added a dedicated view of contacts available for a video call, for quicker setup of a video call.
  • New alert when video quality might be lower because of network issues.
  • When typing, pressing the space bar twice inserts a period. This can be toggled on and off.
  • Auto-correction can be turned off directly from the onscreen keyboard.
  • Added support for HTTP Live Streaming.

So, feel free to fire up your HP TouchPad and get its software up to date, and if you are not too sure how software updates on the HP TouchPad work, click here for more information.

source: Palm Blog

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posted on 12 Jan 2012, 15:49 3

1. JGuinan007 (Posts: 621; Member since: 19 May 2011)


I think most touch pad users have gone over to android using Cyanogen

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 21:32

4. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I have CM7 installed but it's not stable enough for use, webOS is decent if you don't need a bunch of apps, besides I already have 3 Android devices so I can wait until it's stable or until we get ICS :-)

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 22:54

5. DucSS (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)


Actually, speaking as a webOS user I prefer it. Android is shinier with more apps, yes, but for a solid true multi-window tablet the native webOS can't be beat.
Once you've gotten used to having cards available with running apps at your fingertips it's disappointing to go to a one-at-a-time operating system. Seehttp://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/dear-google-androids-multitasking-sucks/19565

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 16:12 1

2. krysis (Posts: 76; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)


most touchpad owners who browse this site anyway.

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 18:47

3. palmguy (Posts: 218; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


Which is a small number compared
to the non tech people who bought it for the cheap price.

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