webOS 1.4.5 update to start hitting handsets today

August 10th at 12:56 PM

webOS 1.4.5 update to start hitting handsets today

According to a Sprint support document uncovered by the folks over at PreCentral, Palm Pre owners could start seeing webOS 1.4.5 pushed out to their handsets as early as today. Some of the changes listed in 1.4.5 include:

  • Web podcasts download correctly
  • Correct entry of text on Web
  • Sprint branded default email signature corrected
  • Power use and battery optimization
  • Send video via multimedia messaging from Video application
  • Video trim feature now works to send in a message
  • SprintTV upgrade to V 3.5.4 and enhanced parental controls

The last update Sprint’s Pre saw was back in March, so we’re sure any new code will be welcomed with open arms. Hopefully, we’ll get some details on what webOS 2.0 will look like in the very near future. Any Sprint Pre owners still out there? How are you holding up?

[Via PreCentral] More →


Palm releases webOS 1.4.5 update for SFR and Sprint, others to follow soon?

July 5th at 6:03 PM

Palm releases webOS 1.4.5 update for SFR and Sprint, others to follow soon?


Reports are circulating that Palm is releasing webOS 1.4.5 for its Pre and Pixi handsets. The update is reportedly being pushed out to handsets worldwide including those on Sprint and the French carrier SFR. The update addresses several security flaws, fixes an error when downloading podcasts, improves text entry in web page text fields, and provides support for webOS PDK. Palm’s website is a bit confused on the update with the SFR update appearing on the support page for Sprint. Thankfully, most webOS owners will receive the update over-the-air and have the proper version delivered to their handsets. Verizon Wireless and AT&T customers will have to wait for webOS 1.4.5 as the two American carriers are apparently not included in the first wave of updates. Any webOS owners not on Big Red or Ma Bell have webOS 1.4.5 delivered to their handsets yet?

[Via Mobile Crunch and Phone News] More →


Nexus One Froyo update gets update, FRF91 available OTA

July 2nd at 11:21 AM

Nexus One Froyo update gets update, FRF91 available OTA


A few days ago, Google officially released Android 2.2 (Froyo) Build FRF85 to its army of Nexus One owners. Yesterday, Google began making a small update to 2.2 — labeled with build number FRF91 — available via an over-the-air download. The update, which weighs in at around 2 MB, is labeled as being “security fixes”; no further information is available. If you get the OTA notice on your N1 let us know if you find anything visually different, and if you don’t feel like waiting for the OTA push, you can always grab the files here. More →


HTC EVO 4G software updates resume

June 30th at 3:54 PM

HTC EVO 4G software updates resume


The folks from HTC just sent us a note informing us that the over-the-air software update for the EVO 4G — that was pulled yesterday — has resumed. The email reads as follows:

  1. The software update (1.47.651.1) for the HTC EVO 4G that was temporarily suspended is again available for download. HTC and Sprint have implemented changes that eliminate the issue that a small number of HTC EVO 4G customers experienced, and owners should not hesitate to accept the software update when prompted.
  2. Consumers who are experiencing problems powering up their HTC EVO 4G after the June 28th update should visit their nearest Sprint corporate store to have their device inspected by a Sprint representative, after which appropriate steps will be taken to reach a positive resolution. Customers can check the store locator to find a Sprint retail store. Check the box titled “repairs,” and the list will populate with appropriate locations. Store Locator link: http://sprint.findlocation.com/

Alright EVO owners, get downloading…and do let us know how it goes! More →


Acer considering its own app store?

March 7th at 2:27 PM

Acer considering its own app store?

It seems like everybody and their brother’s pet goldfish is jumping on the application store bandwagon these days. Google/Android, RIM, Microsoft, Samsung, Nokia and even Cydia have all announced online application stores for various mobile platforms. Acer may now be added to this ever-growing list as the company is reportedly considering adding an application store to its upcoming Windows Mobile handsets. Whether this comes to fruition remains to be seen as Acer is only at the “discussion” stage, trying to determine whether such an effort will be a viable asset to its phones. Regardless of Acer’s decision, Apple’s success with the App Store has propelled the on-device application marketplace light years forward and we can certainly count on more such announcements from a variety of sources in the near future.

[Via WMPoweruser]