Good news, everyone! Sprint has posted on their community forums that the webOS 1.4 update we’ve been hearing so much about lately “should happen late this evening“, and accidentally posted some of the features and bug fixes Palm Pre users will be able to enjoy – namely, Flash 10 support! The plug-in itself won’t be available from Adobe immediately, so we’ll have to sit tight, but considering we’ve already seen it running on Android, Flash on mobile probably just needs a few finishing touches. Without further ado, here’s the webOS 1.4 feature list that was posted and promptly removed:
- Time Zone bug fixed
- Network time sync bug fixed to reflect accurate Network time
- Bluetooth car-kit transition to device corrected
- No EV icon bug fixed (random)
- Random browser formatting bugs fixed
- Fixed bug that incorrectly displayed Sprint when actually was Digital Roaming
- Missing Contact issue specifically with swap down to 18.104.22.168 or less
- Phonebook Transfer (import & export)
- Adds Video Capture capability & edit
- Calendar Enhancements
- Messaging Enhancements
- Improved Performance (Phone & CAL)
- Email Enhancements
- Notification Enhancements
- Adds Adobe Flash 10.0 (Pre Only)
NOTE: The 1.4 software adds the ability to use the Flash 10.0 Adobe plug-in which will be available shortly from the Palm App Catalog.
Video recording is another big feature a lot of webOS users will be happy to see, and the round of general improvements and fixes is good to keep things polished, but it’s doubtful that a simple OS update will turn around Palm’s rough financial patch – no sir, that’s something only aggressive marketing and a brand new product can even begin to fix. I’d give them another quarter to see how well the Pre and Pixi Plus manage to do, but I’d presume that as incremental upgrades, they won’t significantly change Palm’s current course.
In any case, anyone on Sprint should keep an eye on their webOS phones tonight for an update!