Sprint posts webOS 1.4.5(.1?) changelog, confirms August 10 (today!) release; Updated x3
Update 2:10 est: We're receiving reports that the App Catalog is down and/or showing zero apps for folks when it comes time to actually look at app listings and sure enough, seems that way to us. If we had to guess, we'd say that Palm's getting things ready for wider PDK app availability. Since it's happening on multiple carriers, we're also hopeful that it won't just be Sprint that's receiving the 1.4.5 update soon. More discussion in our forums.
Update 2: Looks like at least a couple of indie PDK apps have popped up already in Palm's app feeds: Helicopter 3D and Piano - both of which require webOS 1.4.5. Here's to hoping that in addition to webOS 1.4.5 we'll also get a slew of new apps. Can you say Angry Birds for webOS? Because we can. Over and over.
Update 3: and the App Catalog appears to be working again.
The long wait looks to be drawing to a close. Sprint has posted their changelog for webOS 1.4.5, and it matches up quite nicely with what we heard earlier (though with a slightly newer build version, and missing an extra ".1"). Is it actually happening? Not yet, and we have to admit we’ve been let down by Sprint-posted release dates before. But this could finally be it, opening up the wide world of PDK apps for Sprint Pre and Pixi users. Here’s the changelog (no mention of PDK apps, though as usual Sprint tends to focus on their own stuff):
WebOS – 1.4.5
Build (Pre: 299, Pixi: 271)
Sprint Config – 2.5
Description of enhancements/fixes
- This update includes fixes for:
- 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