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by Derek Kessler Thu, 25 Feb 2010 7:04 pm EST

In a posting on Sprint’s support discussion boards a Sprint Admin has stated in a rather official tone that webOS 1.4 will be sent out to Sprint Palm Pre and Pixi owners on Friday evening, not today as had been rumored/suspected. Who exactly has their information wrong is unclear, though you know we’re pulling for today and not tomorrow (though in the grand scheme of things it makes little difference). Additionally, there’s a new changelog, which is more or less the same as the one we posted earlier today, with a few small differences. We can also confirm that the 1.4 changelog for Verizon will be the same (with the exception of Sprint-specific updates and fixes). Oh, and those Email and notification enhancements? You’ll soon be able to set your own tones for emails as well as calendar alerts.

Check out the Sprint-posted changelog after the break.

UPDATE: And just like that, the post is gone, removed from the ether that is the intertube. Regardless, we've got it all after the break.

UPDATE 2: We've received an image from another Sprint source, which is now above. It presents yet another changelog - although the list here pretty much confirms the list below. It also confirms Sprint's target date for webOS 1.4 on the Pre is tomorrow, February 26th. The screenshot (which is is cropped) also says that the Sprint Palm Pixi will receive its 1.4 update on 2/29/10 - aka a day that doesn't exist because 2010 isn't a leap year. As if there weren't enough twists in this webOS 1.4 release date drama already.  Thanks Anonymous!

 

On 2/26, Friday evening, Pre and Pixi device users will receive an Over the Air (OTA) notification to download the new 1.4 webOS software release.

This release includes both fixes and feature updates (listed below).

Fixes:

  • 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 1.2.9.1 or less

Feature Updates:

  • 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.

Thanks to everybody that sent this in!

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188 Comments

yyyyyyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yea so everyone including this idiot above can calm down...lol

Im sorry that was a bit trollish wasnt it...hahaha

Sweet! An "official" word!

Yeah, but Flash 10.0? Is that a typo?!

Clearly it is.

From the info I have seen, 10.0 is not a typo but a reference to the beta release which should be available in the app store.

no Flash 10.0 yet. confirmed

HELL YEA!!!! FINALLY.

sweet.. 1.4 will allow you sort emails? set alerts for calendars? capture video... but no audio? crap. still better than nothing. ayt?

Please don't tell me they cover the content of the card open with the App Logo?!!

Sad face already.

i think its supposed to be the app loading, once it loads it will look normal... they just gave it a loading screen

It's a loading screen. You'll get that instead of your wallpaper or a blank card.

so every day someone will come out and say its another day?

No. As usual there will be rumors based on tentative dates and eventually, the update will be released--most likely sometime around the rumored date.


Nobody ever officially came out and said that it would be today. Anyway this is good news. We now know that our phones get yet another nice update tomorrow. For a device I've owned less than 9 months there have been a ton of improvements and updates.

Hopefully for Palm's sake they get some new hardware out soon enough to drum up interest in the gadget-hungry public. People will apparently only settle for minor updates every year if your device has a fruit on it.

Dang it! Of course it's pushed back. I'm getting used to that trend.

"Pushed back" implies that they had given an earlier release date. Quit getting your panties in a bunch over a rumor.

I dislike people like you who defend large companies and their methods like this. I work for a large company and delays happen all of the time. I would bet MONEY that this was supposed to happen on the 15th and then got delayed, for one reason or other, but it doesnt matter. What matters is no one from Palm, Sprint, or Verizon came out to DISSPELL the "rumor" or leak of the release date and let people get in a tizzy. If one f'ing spokesperson would just come out and say, it is rumored that we will be releasing 1.4 on such and such date, but that is not true, but we will be sticking to our original release date of in february, THAN PEOPLE WOULD NOT GET THEIR PANTIES IN AN UPROAR. But they didnt and I, along with most of you, are a paying customer so if we are the LEAST bit upset with rumors of release dates and delays and everything than SO BE IT.

can't wait

Why don't they wait until the last possible second to release the patch? jeez

so sunday night at 11:59PM it will be ready... hey its still february...

Of course its coming tomorrow. And then tomorrow they will say Saturday. I don't really care just give me the ACTUAL release date. Even if it isn't this month.

Seems like everybody's getting their info wrong. Starting out Palm should have just said "End of February" ... this whole "IN February" deal is just ridiculous. Either way, Friday better be the day... they are quickly running out of February. And people are already pretty pissed off as it is with all these (inaccurate) rumors flying.

Although, secretly, I'm hoping for update today as well...

Whether it's at the end of February or the begining it's STILL in February. Here is what I think about it. They say in February just incase they finish early so they would release it at the beginning or if they finish toward the end it would still be in their time frame. I don't think people have the right to be pissed about a rumored release date that has already passed because you got to take it for what it is, RUMORED. If the update comes out February 28th at 11:59 pm then people still shouldn't have the right to be mad because it was still in February. When a company says that their release date will be in a certain month, you can almost guarantee that it will be toward the end of that month!!!

Figures LOL

The thing is this is an official statement. Everything else has been speculation.

It is not set in stone this is an Official Statement. "rather official tone," so don't rely on it to be fact.

It is not set in stone this is an Official Statement. "rather official tone," so don't rely on it to be fact.

It is not set in stone this is an Official Statement. "rather official tone," so don't rely on it to be fact.

I apologize for the triple post internet glitched.

I would say more like user error then the "internet glitched"

Nothing official about a rep posting in a forum. If they have a date and want it known they put it somewhere other than a monitored-after-the-fact location.

Hey it happens in software development. I bet even though some of these updates aren't groundbreaking.. i bet all of these little bugs add in in terms of time of testing. I really wish i could do QA for palm. I found a lot of little bugs here and there to squish. But yeah same as any company.. stuff is not so solid before release date has been committed. now its the mad scramble to fix all the bugs and push it out. I bet in some lab in sunnyvale theres a bunch of QA nerds and devs going round the clock since last week.

Flash 10.0? I thought we were getting 10.1.

Sounds like we are sticking the the Ev icon on Sprint. Kinda was hoping for the 3g. It is just more pleasing to look at, makes no difference to the operation of the phone.

Looks like I am going to have to use the 4g patch.

Mine has always said Ev. Why would you use a "4g patch" when Pre doesn't have a Wimax radio?

I use it to make people think it has a wimax radio. The more webos users the better right? haha

How do we know this one was official and the other one wasn't?
I mean honestly I hope it's today rather than tomorrow, despite the difference of one day being minimal compared to other "delays."
Plus I don't know if it's just me but the changelog on the post looks a bit different compared to the regular changelogs posted with updates.
The other one, despite the random $ typo, looked a little more like an official one.

Maybe this is all just coming from me wanting it to be today and not tomorrow. Guess I'm an optimist.

time to make homeade prono's on my pre! Smiley face :)

sweet!

hahaha would be something to watch if it wasnt just u in them! LMBO!!

sorry being a troll again but I have 22 mins till I get off work...lol

lmbo? laughing my butt off? WOW lqtm

I guess I have something to look foward to when I wake up tomorrow..

read it again,,it says tomorrow evening.

Please let them simultaneously release it in Europe!

Sounds like good news to me ;-)

yes yes yes, i can't wait for update, i had the feeling it was tomorrow sometimes. I'm happy that they decide on friday.

lmao @influenze

Well flash 10.0 will be out shortly after 1.4 hmmm I'm guessing September lol.
Damn Adobe

September is in the second half of 2010 :-D

If it's here by the weekend, then I'll be happy. They've managed to include just about everything I've wanted that's been lacking. I just hope they also get wf.com to work on their browser too. That's the only other complaint I have. It works on everything else.

Sweetness...
Now I know that I will for sure get my webos 1.4 tomorrow for my pixi

ughhh I'm getting tired of waiting. DAMMIT PRECENTRAL. first you said the 15th, then todat, and now it's tomorrow. what's next? MARCH? Gawd this is awful. you guys FAIL accuracy -______-" siiiiiiggghhhh. I mean, sure I'm souped for webos 1.4, and yes palm did say by the end of february, but I can't ignore rumors. In the future, you won't see me on this site looking for webOS update rumors D:

gotta point there sir... pointless anon rumors = FAIL in my book...

They've all been posted as rumors, it's the failing reader's accepting them as fact.

Exactly!!!!!

Well I have the pre plus so i hope that includes verizon releasing it. Anyway, I'm more excited with the update to pass so I can put my themes and patches back. I know the whole AUPT, but I'd rather let someone else experiment and find out for me than risking the time to get a replacement phone or whatever because i decided to keep the patches and theme to experiment. I'm pretty sure the AUPT doesn't cover themes though.

>>Well I have the pre plus so i hope that includes verizon releasing it.

i hope it doesn't :-P

why would you say that? :(

The page you requested cannot be found.

That post on Sprints board has been removed. Cant be that official.

ehhh now the page cant be found...I swear this happened before with them on the last update...

Son of a bit#@. I just looked at that page. Now, nothing.

you see how he says you will get the notifactions on the 26. maybe we can do it by our selfs today. we can dream.

WTF the page just disappear from BAW

lol the link to the sprint forums doesnt even work

today was tomorrow yesterday man.

Ok so will it arrive for Verizon too? Also the EV indicator will change to 3G for Verizon? someone help out this noob...=)

I think Friday makes more sense anyway - they got enough screaming from people who didn't have everything working perfectly Monday morning the last update. This gives them the weekend for people to resolve/update/get back to "normal" for the business week.

Friday is a BAD sign. Usually with something like this (video recording, FLASH - whether or not you like it, it's a big thing in the world), you release it on a monday/tues/wed so all the news reporters can write articles about it. Releasing on a friday means you're afraid of bad things happening, so you want the weekend to make it yesterday's news.

WTH STFU

You may want to go brush your teeth with all the crap you just spouted out!

ugh peww!!

original sprint post was deleted!

well tomorrow is still good...crossing my fingers (it'd be the perfect bday gift seeing that tomorrow is my big day 27 years young ;) )

like..really
how old are you guys
yes the pre is great yada yada
but really?
its coming find something else to do ...instead of bitching or make your own damn webOS since you think its soooo easy and it should just BE out already...

If the time zone glitch is part of the fix in 1.4, does that mean that the folks in Europe will get the update when they wake up in the morning at 10 o'clock at night, half an hour before they go to bed?

Time...a difficult concept for me
(Thanks to Eric Idle of Monty Python and the "I Was So Poor..." skit)

Post deleted... hope that's not because it isn't happening.....

yeah for reals

Hey, at least the trend is for the delay to be much shorter as we get towards the end of the month - like we are approaching an asymptotic limit. At this point, tomorrow we'll all be at it again starting at 4pm EST, then at 9pm EST (6pm PST), we'll get word that it will be out on Saturday morning, etc.

This is welcome info, I just wish that Sprint had released it earlier. Of course they are under no obligation to let us know the exact date, but they could at least do us a favor and let us know if they KNOW it's not going to be on the date that the rumor is for, thus giving us back a lot of productivity. Who knows, could be they actually expected to have it up tonight, but then something happened and it got pushed again.

We had a ton of updates in the first 4 or 5 months the Pre was out. Some of them were somewhat minimal, but I'm fine with minimal updates that happen on a regular basis. Waiting months and months for a major release just gets really frustrating. I love seeing the major stuff like video and Flash, but Palm also needs to work on the more minor stuff that takes less resources and push those out more frequently...

Maybe it has been delayed to this date than the 15th so they could have flash released the same time at webOS 1.4
Sprint says it will be in the app catalog shortly after the update. Same thing they said at CES about the 3D games that they would be available shortly after annoucing it. YAY!

already been deleted. palm is being way too apple-like with the update secrecy. it's getting annoying.

they should just have a thermometer style graph that has the status of the update on their site:

0%
being written

10%
basics completed

25%
update finished alpha test

50%
beta testing

75%
submitted to carriers

80%
just making you wait a bit more

100%
check your app

NO MORE GUESSING.

I'm not crapping my pants over it, but I was really hoping for it to come out today. Going out of town tomorrow afternoon to party the night away, and was hoping to have it all squared away by tomorrow morning :( Disappointed in an almost last minute February release.

Wow, can any one tell me if this is coming to canada, It's pretty sad that all i hear is sprint and verizon updates, they leave out Canada and Europe



PS. CANADA WILL BEAT USA NEXT TIME AT THE OLYMPICS...

Yeah Canada you owned that podium.

Precental needs to not report rumors because they are just that, rumors. Just give the news no bs com on

Could care less about the Flash, and am glad it's an optional download. I would LOVE to have notifications have different tones; texts from contacts with specific tones, emails from specific accounts.

OMG, ppl need to stop bitching. This is getting ridiculous. The official word finally drops and ppl still complain. I guess you can't make ppl happy. I rather know the official date then be left to speculation and rumors. It kind of falls in the hands of precentral.com with all the rumor hype. But every time a date was released I DID see rumor next to it. So maybe it's the readers' fault. I love this site but the comments are outrageous. If you don't like the wait then leave. One minute everyone loves webos and sprint (not for the V ppl) the next ppl hate them. Make ur mind up all ready. Have patience! You will have it and then we can get on with our lives.

if sprint hadn't deleted the post in question, i'd be right there with you.

Precental needs to not report rumors because they are just that, rumors. Just give the news no bs com on

Thank you for for saying that cause pple are getting out of hand with the update drama. They fed and they mean fed, they might be working on some bugs and holding it off until they fix them. Do you want a faulty OS no. please calm down and enjoy the pre and pixi.

OMG, ppl need to stop bitching. This is getting ridiculous. The official word finally drops and ppl still complain. I guess you can't make ppl happy. I rather know the official date then be left to speculation and rumors. It kind of falls in the hands of precentral.com with all the rumor hype. But every time a date was released I DID see rumor next to it. So maybe it's the readers' fault. I love this site but the comments are outrageous. If you don't like the wait then leave. One minute everyone loves webos and sprint (not for the V ppl) the next ppl hate them. Make ur mind up all ready. Have patience! You will have it and then we can get on with our lives.

I am trying really hard to care but my phone is running great right now and I never missed the video stuff, nor flash.

But ok....I bow to peer pressure.

YAY.

hahaha, it was deleted?

wow.....any other dates?

On 2/26, Friday evening, Pre and Pixi device users will receive an Over the Air (OTA) notification to download the new 1.4 webOS software release.



I don't know if anyone else has experienced this, but for the last update (1.3.5.1) I woke up to find a notice on precentral saying that the update was available for download.

I didn't care too much about the update, as it didn't effect how I used my phone, and I didn't feel like uninstalling my patches, so I decided not to download it.

It wasn't until the following day that I actually received a notification on my phone that the update was available, and I believe it was the next day after that, that is was installed automatically.

I don't want to raise any false hopes, but it could be that either palm or sprint hold off the notifications so they don't have a sudden surge on the network, even if the update can be started manually beforehand.

When I try to update, it keeps saying "Unable to connect. Please try again later." Hopefully, that's a good sign they're in the process of prepping the servers! *fingers crossed*

All it means is your phone couldn't connect to the server.

I checked and my phone said 'up to date'.

People read too much into stuff... This is getting WAY out of hand.

If they do not include the ability to add invitees to an event, I am dumping this phone. I do not see how any smartphone maker trying to lure business users would allow a release without such an option. I' am sick of Blackberry and want to stay with Pre, but this kind of error is inexcusable. Anyone who users their smartphone for business must have such a feature.

Wait! Wait! Wait! Don't you see what's happening?! Tomorrow is Friday the 13th (times 2)! We're doomed!!

um... okay... ??

Precental needs to not report rumors because they are just that, rumors. Just give the news no bs com on

I'm not even gunna trip it'll come when it comes. I can rest now and stop hittin the refresh every sec hoping for 1.4

uh oh, post removed. Means someone at sprint jus got the ban-hammer.

The reason why people want 1.4 to come out is the Palm Pre is it's not good yet, WebOS is missing just way too much stuff.

I'm just gonna block out all these "rumor" dates and say the update will hit the 28th. I do this so there are no disappointments! Now, if the update lags beyond the 28th then everyone can bitch and cry...cuz then it would be justified.

"...if they release it, the masses will come!" >=]

Yeah Sprint said we would recieve an over the air NOTIFICATION. So the update would be released today but all Pre's and Pixi's will recieve the notification that it is released. Get it guys??

Look people, since they said Feb. expect Webos 1.4 on Sun Feb 28, 2010 @ 11:59pm. That way you wont be disappointed anymore.

HERE WE GO AGAIN PALMCENTRAL NOWW TOMORROW U GONNA SAY IS COMING EARLY NEX WEEK???STOP PLAYNG GAMES !!!!!

Wonder if Verizon will receive its update later than sprint....

Who here understands the meaning of the word "rumor?" EVERYTHING PreCentral.net has said as far as speculation of release dates has been labeled rumor. You can't be immature enough to be upset about something that never had an official timestamp. Seriously. If you're upset about it, either cry me a river, build a bridge and get over it, or switch phones. Nobody is begging you to keep your phone. The rest of us are more than pleased with our phones and patient enough to wait for the update.

It's funny how Pixi is gonna get it on the 29th. It's not a leap year so there is no 29th. Since Palm said they would be released in Feb maybe Sprint put the 29th to make it fit the Feb. Timeline but that means Pixi update will come out March 1st.

although I doubt people will listen to me I have a few comments on this post.

First, I want to point out that a lot of people are blaming precentral for these delays......

You do realise precentral is a website that post news from tipsters and representatives alike. They have no say on when an update is released and I guarantee they are just as anxious for the update as we are. They are not purposely lying to us.

Second, if the image above states the update will be released on the 29th for the pixi (a day which does not exist) maybe it's a fake and the update will still be release today! Haha I don't know. I sure hope so. Either way I will not blame precentral, verizon, sprint, or palm for delays. You should all keep in mind that delays are probably for our benefit. (fixing a last minute found glitch or so.)

Co-sign

I AGREE. THAT'S WHY I LEAVE MY PHONE AT HOME NOW INSTEAD OF BRINGING IT TO WORK. I'M ALWAYS CHECKING FOR THAT UPDATE.

I'm excited to see what these enhancements are. I didn't like the notifications patch in precentral because I had no short tones. A text would play an entire song or tone, and it would play continuously!
So, I'm as excited as everyone else right now. I'll keep rooting for Palm, Sprint, and the entire Palm community. Everyone here is awesome, even when they pick on each other.

LOL 29th. Sounds like anon's playing PreCentral. Haha.

LOL 29th. Sounds like anon's playing PreCentral. Haha.

LOL 29th. Sounds like anon's playing PreCentral. Haha.

I hope 1.4 fixes multiple posts on refresh haha

Wow. Is it me or does the screen on the Pixi in the new picture look like the size of the Pre's screen? That'd be a great look for the next Palm phone.

NOT WITH THE PHYSICAL KEYBOARD IT WOULD BE TO LONG.LOL

I think this is all a mess. I do think 10.0 sounds accurate if it is the beta. Does the 29th mean the Pixi isn't even getting the update? The update was promised if Feb. so it can't come in March! Whatever, I just give up! I still see it coming tonight, somehow.

Hmm... does anybody really belive in an update in the next days? ... i think its the best not to belive any update date in the web........too many changes in dates.

and now the question.. what time!? lol

Ill check if they posted it anywhere.

How you doing guys!!
I work in Sprint and I am currently logged in the same system the image is shown above and it is true. This is an official Sprint post. I guess it was a typo for Sprint Pixi update and it is possible the update will be available either 02/28/10 or 03/01/2010.

I myself a Pre owner and Ive been attempting to update my phone everyday since the 15th when the rumors began spreading.

is it in TINC?

haha me too i check the update atleast once every 2 hours, this is very agonizing....

lmao! I honestly really hope they release 1.4 sometime in april just so I can get another month of humor out of these posts, everyone is seriously starting to act like preschoolers wanting there juice and crackers. LMAO!

LOL @ 2/29/2010

LMAO that sucks for pixi users! :p

-Toaster

That does suck for pixi onwers, because that date doesn't even exist so that means neither does that update for pixi's onwer as well. Hell it feels like 1.4 was a joke all together.when it comes hopefully they will add a few extra's that no one expects like virtual keyboard etc...... to bring back our faith in them.

gahhh this is pissing me off, this is the 3rd rumor and if it wont happen imma be really mad, why wont palm just announce it already, but im still hoping this is the actuall date, and there isnt a 29th this month so maybe it can be fake but who knows

gahhh this is pissing me off, this is the 3rd rumor and if it wont happen imma be really mad, why wont palm just announce it already, but im still hoping this is the actuall date, and there isnt a 29th this month so maybe it can be fake but who knows

gahhh this is pissing me off, this is the 3rd rumor and if it wont happen imma be really mad, why wont palm just announce it already, but im still hoping this is the actuall date, and there isnt a 29th this month so maybe it can be fake but who knows

Why would a company like sprint throw up some typo that is such a joke?

When the groundhog saw his shadow I figured it would be six more weeks of no video recording or flash. Damn rodent.

Guys on here can say NOTHING about their female counterparts when it comes to obsessive complaining. LOL

Ya'll are worse than girls... LOL

I will admit though that my first action every morning has been to check for the update though. :)

same haha :D

I love this. It is like a soap opera.

I find it distressing....brings into question the mentality of many Pre' users; who I thought were of a higher intellect ;-)

+1

lmfao.

258? thats like 2/3 of the year

So The Update For Palm Pixi Is Coming On The 29th??? lmao I thought My Calender On My Pre Said That This Month Only Goes Up To The 258th??? Correct me if im wrong but this doesn't seem legit where is the person who wrote this and there screen name!!!

DEAR PALM ,DEAR SPRINT,DEAR VERIZON DEAR PALM CENTRAL
STOP FUCKING AROUND AND GT DOWN TO BUSSINES

Wern't you the one who said u had it on the other tread on the 15th????

Douche

THIS SUCKS

How come this news doesn't keep me from hitting the UPDATE BUTTON???????

the new sprint page is gone also......god damn this update is making me MAD....and on top of this I am starving.

This screen shot is screaming FAKE to me guys.
Bad date for pixi
No new information. Everything here was already "leaked"
"navigate to the third card" - (you can move icons, why give instructions which could be confusing to some users)
Cropped screen shot. Yes, I know they want to remain "anonymous" but my grandmother can take a screen shot of sprints website and put some text on it.


I still think it should have been posted, but seriously. These caveats should have been right up front with a mention that this has a STRONG possibility of being a fake.

if i were gonna make a fake, i would use dates that exist.

this is the real deal. It's based on iconnect. The screenshot needed to be cropped cause the login name shows on the bottom. Likely it's a 3rd party rep since most in PA from what I remember had access to it including shentel sprint stores. Working for sprint for 5 years at radioshack,shentel,and sprint store... Taught me alot. They do show what's going to be coming down the line like this like the new plans and important changes. It used to be earlier till SU became popular in 2005-2009 then cut significantly in 2007ish. So sprint reps are trained how to work the phones,that's why it's showing swipe to 3rd card since the employee must know how to work the phone before they actually get hands on in the store

After reading many of these coments, couldnt get through them all, I gotta say thanks Precentral for your great coverage. Please remember that you do have a few readers that can read and understand the difference between a "rumor" "official tone" and "official statement". All these comments that are upset at Precentral come from uneducated morons that don't know how to read before they pee themselfs when they see the words "1.4". Thanks again Precentral!!!

+1