HP rolls out TouchPad update, cuts price by $50

HP began rolling out the webOS 3.0.2 update to its TouchPad tablet on Monday evening. The software update is expected to improve the performance and stability of the device and also includes a number of enhancements. According to HP’s change log, webOS 3.0.2 offers improvements to the calendar, email, music, photos and videos, and web browser applications. Users should now see faster scrolling inside email with improved message content and image display. In addition, HP has reduced audio skipping while the TouchPad is multitasking and has improved the speed and accuracy of text assist. The company has also dropped the price of the TouchPad by $50 until September 10th, which means you can pick up a 16GB model for $449 or a 32GB model for $549. Read on for a full list of the webOS 3.0.2 changes.

Calendar

  • Quicker Just Type event search and event creation
  • Improved handling of meeting cancellations

Email:

  • Faster scrolling
  • Improved message content and image display
  • Improved management of multiple emails in Draft and Outbox views
  • Music

    • Reduced audio skipping when the device is running other applications
    • Better display of album art

    Photos & Videos

    • Added ability to set wallpapers
    • Faster and more reliable handling of individual photos and albums

    Text Assist

    • Improved speed and accuracy of auto-corrections

    Web

    • Increased scrolling support compatibility within web pages
    • Improved performance of remote HTML5 video playback
    • Improved responsiveness of auto correction within the browser

    webOS System

    • Fixed issues with oversensitive screen rotation

    Security

  • This release addresses a number of security issues with HP webOS software.
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