webOS 1.4.5 finally arrives for Sprint users (Update 3: working now, go get it)
Update 3: PreCentral members are starting to report that the download is working now. Unfortunately, we don't have any information on when this update will arrive for Verizon or AT&T customers - Palm tweets that they haven't announced a date for those carriers yet.
Quite a bit later later than what we saw predicted in our forums and much later than most of the rest of the planet received it, the actual release of webOS 188.8.131.52 is finally arriving right now for a bevy of PreCentral users on the Sprint network. Go on and get it, but if you're a patcher be sure to uninstall themes and custom kernels (standard Uberkernal folks should be ok) and check the list of patches that don't play nice with updates. Hit up your update app to get the update, folks.
We're still waiting on an official changelog from Palm, but in the meantime we know that Pixi users should be able to install PDK gaming apps and all users have some changes to PDK that will hopefully mean a big increase in the number of PDK apps from 'indie' developers in the near future - like ExZeus.
Also, if you are experiencing a crashed 3D game or other PDK app, head here for the details on the 1.4.5 PDK bug.
Otherwise, the expected changes are minor bugfixes, as we saw earlier today
- 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
Thanks to everybody who sent this in! Here's the official thread for talking about the 1.4.5 update process,
which should be helpful since at the moment it's not quite working.
Update: Palm tweets that "we are aware of the problems downloading 1.4.5 for sprint customers. It's being investigated."
Update 2: While we wait for the update to, erm, work, we'll note that the Pre's update size is 8mb while the Pixi's is 38mb. Makes sense, as the Pixi is getting the PDK support that the Pre already had. Thanks @jpartain89!