Palm Pre Gets WebOS Update In UK
This morning I got notified on my Palm Pre about a new update to the webOS firmware. The new version is 18.104.22.168 and the 12MB, over the air, download, unpack and validation time was around 30 minutes on my Palm Pre. 10:11 Installing and updating the system took a further 25 minutes.
The previous firmware update 22.214.171.124 fixed a Calendar issue with Exchange accounts. It was 1.3.5 that brought some major fixes and enhancements to webOS, such as AppCatalog enhancements and improvements to email, messaging and calendaring, so it will be interesting to see what difference 126.96.36.199 has brought.
Following the installation of the firmware update the update pages appears to have changed to indicate “There are application updates available” with an option to view a list of updates. The applications are listed with their icon, title, currently installed version, and currently available version – with the option to install the updates.
If you are a developer you might be interested in the Palm challenge. It looks like Palm are offering $1 million worth of cash bonuses to hot software developers to encourage development of webOS apps. For more information visit the Palm Developer Site.