Sprint Palm Pre owners get webOS 1.4 update

Sprint Palm Pre owners get webOS 1.4 update
In the US, Sprint Palm Pre owners are getting the first taste of the latest version of the platform while the O2 and Movistar variants are also getting in on this treatment. The download itself is at a mere 39MB and will be all that stands in between your way from getting video recording, Flash, enhanced message notifications, and improved battery life that's all found on webOS 1.4. Everyone else will have to eye these owners with envy as they will become the first to test out these new features. As they prepare to launch the update on other carriers and handsets, it'll be a test to see how quickly Palm can expedite the roll out of their next installment of the platform as things have begun to look shaky for the company. They'll need to really capture the attention of consumers if and when they release the next version in order to compete in this ever fierce market.

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7 Comments

1. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

Cool ! Keep it up Palm. Don't die on us yet.

2. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Any sprint Pre users out there want to comment on the software? I am curious as I hear it is supposed to be great. I have a friend on VZW with one and he loves his Pre, but he checked this morning and the 1.4 isn't available for him yet.

3. Masters

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 15, 2009

I've been using 1.4 since this morning and I can tell you everything seems to be running a lot smoother. Transitions between screens now use a neat fade effect that is really cool. Video capturing is clean and editing is a breeze. Going to try and upload a video to my computer to check that out. Cards open up a little differently. Very cool stuff so far.

4. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

proud pre user here. Updated last night and to be honest I'm not as thrilled about the update as everyone else is. It's cool that I can finally record video but that's the only thing standing out to me from the update. Btw, video quality is surprisingly good for it to not be a supported feature at launch. The bad news is that the update doesn't give you flash but rather sets the platform for adobe to release flash to us. Now it's just a matter of how long adobe takes to release flash (this could be long as adobe hasn't given us a date, just that it will be released the first half of 2010 so it could be months before we see the flash player on the device.) but there were some other improvements I noticed: the call log was improved, launching applications is now faster and shows you a little app boot logo before it launches that I actually enjoy watching, it's supposedly improves battery life but I can't confirm because I haven't used the phone much today but I'm sure there is improvement. I can't think of anymore changes but I'm almost positive that there are many more... That's just what stood out to me. I'll come back and repost any other changes/improvements. Overall I'm pretty happy

5. anthonygolovey

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

Its kind of bogus how verizon has the new palm pre plus and didnt get the update yet, as a number one carrier iam upset that sprint beat them to it, just talked with verizon tech support and its being tested and approved so we just gotta wait, easy for them to say, I WANT MY DANM UPDATE.

6. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

should have waited another 45 mins or so before the post...its out

7. anthonygolovey

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

yeah i got its freaking sweet.

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